How can I format my document properly in Word, PowerPoint or Excel?

A document’s appearance can affect an audience just as much as its content. It’s common for writers to have trouble getting their Word docs, PowerPoint presentations, and Excel spreadsheets to look the way they want them to look. Fortunately, the University and the internet offer resources that can help writers solve their technical issues.

  • Visit the REACH Computer Resource Center, located near the University Writing Center on the 1st floor of Ekstrom Library, near the elevators and Digital Media Suite. The Lab’s tutors provide a range of technical assistance, including help with formatting documents in Microsoft Office and using Blackboard.
  • If you’re having trouble with APA (6th Ed) or MLA (7th Ed) formatting, try our APA and MLA videos.