Complying with MLA formatting guidelines using Google Docs just got a whole lot easier. Google just made a quiet update that allows for you to insert a header that only displays on the first page of a document while using a different header for all subsequent pages.

This video will walk you through the steps of utilizing this helpful update and how to remove the headers if necessary.

Click here to watch this video on YouTube.


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Carol Dale
Carol Dale

Thanks for the info on Google Docs. You tip is especially useful, but this tip is more helpful for APA format rather than MLA format. The header is the same on all MLA pages (except the page number–of course); however, The “Running Head” is different on the first page in APA format.

What I need is is for the docs to have a hanging indent for a Works Cited page without having to make it hang myself.

Karen Scott

Thank you so much for this, really helpful.