Choose Left Align
Alignment is simple. You just highlight the text you
want to align, and then--choosing from the alignment icons on the
top toolbar--select the alignment you want:
Do not choose Full Align. If you do, the spacing
between your words will be uneven. Some students tell me this alignment
looks better to them. Regardless of what you may personally prefer,
in MLA left align is the only correct option for the body
of the text.
Reverse right-to-left direction
If your computer is Arabic-enabled, you may need to
reverse the paragraph direction in order to type in English. This
is because Arabic script moves from right to left, whereas English
moves from left to right. If your ruler (press view>ruler
to active ruler if it is hidden) shows the following, keep reading.
Otherwise don't bother.
To reverse the ruler, go to view>toolbars>customize.
In the Customize dialog box, select the Commands tab.
In the Categories menu, select Format. When you select Format,
a list of formatting commands will appear in the Commands menu.
Scroll down until you find Left-to-Right.
Now don't just close the dialog box here--if you do,
nothing will change. You have to click and drag the left-to-right
command to your toolbar. That's right, click on the two icons
And while holding down the mouse button, drag them
onto your toobar somewhere. I dragged mine here:
Now you can switch your writing direction back and
forth easily. When you want to write in Arabic, click on the right-to-left
direction. When you want to write in English, select the left-to-right.
Trust me, you will be one of the few people around town who
can do this.