MLA template for Microsoft Word 2010

A screenshot of Word 2010 in MLA format.
Click this to download your free MLA Template for Word 2010

tl;dr – a free MLA format template for Word 2010A freely-downloadable "Download" button.

I don’t know about you, but I’ve had more teachers than I’d can count who graded papers solely on how well you followed the proper format and not, you know, on that fluff they call ‘content.’

If you’re a student, chances are pretty good you have to write many, many papers – all in MLA format, a common format for papers, essays, and such. The MLA format was designed, I’d imagine, to regulate the look of all papers and to drive students crazy. There are tons of random rules and guidelines you have to know, such as:

  • Spacing (no space after paragraphs!)
  • Don’t include the header in the top right corner if and only if your paper is 1 page long
  • Use long-quote formatting if citing text that is 4+ lines long or poetry that is 3+ lines long (seriously, who comes up with this stuff?)

Thankfully, you don’t need to remember all this. You can save time, points, and your sanity if you have an MLA template. Man, I wish I had a template lying around somewhere…

Introducing the Awesome MLA Format Template for Word 2010

In keeping with’s theme of “suprisingly useful stuff“, I’ve put together a free, easy-to-use, and instructive MLA Template for Microsoft Word 2010. All you need to do is:

  • Download it
  • Read the instructions in the text
  • Replace the text with your own
  • Replace the stuff in brackets with your own info

A freely-downloadable "Download" button.

A screenshot of Word 2010 in MLA format.'s MLA Template for Word (.docx format). Click to download.

That’s it! Enjoy your MLA format template!

That’s right – you’re done. Just save the template to your computer and you can reuse it over and over and over again.

Also, feel free to share the template with your friends by sharing this post on Twitter or Facebook – or give them the link


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Neel Mehta

Harvard College. Web developer. Sometime philosopher. Baseball junkie.

5 thoughts on “MLA template for Microsoft Word 2010”

  1. Neel,
    Thank you so much for the MLA template download, it’s much appreciated. My google search brought me here to your site and I thought since I was here I would browse through your website content. I must say, I am very impressed with your knowledge, in fact, I envy your talents. Congratulations on winning first place in programming with your Cabra flash card program. You are so talented. Keep pressing forward with your talents.
    Thanks again,
    Diane Carey ~ Cambridge, MD

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