Formatting papers in the MLA or APA style is tricky. Downloading a free template does some of the heavy lifting, automating some formatting.
Using the MLA template
To get a correctly formatted paper, Go to FILE > New and search for “APA” or “MLA” depending on what style you want.
Many things will format automatically, but make sure you check the easy gotchas, like spelling errors (words with a red squiggly line under it).
APA, MLA, Chicago: Automatically format bibliographies