Answered By: Cathy Goodwin
Last Updated: Dec 16, 2015     Views: 139

In Word 2010: Follow these instructions at

In Word 2007:

  1. Click on "Insert."
  2. Click on "Header."
  3. Click on "Blank" (the first option).
  4. Click on "Page Number." Choose "Top of Page," then "Plain number 3."
  5. Type in your last name, followed by a space.
  6. Click "Close Header and Footer."

Your name and subsequent page numbers will be generated automatically as you add pages to your work.

MLA Format additionally requires identifying information, which is not a header. Make sure on the left side of the page you add four lines, double-spaced, identifying: Your name, your teacher's name, the course, and the date. For more information, check out the MLA Citation LibGuide.

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