• If you are citizen of an European Union member nation, you may not use this service unless you are at least 16 years old.

  • Work with all your cloud files (Drive, Dropbox, and Slack and Gmail attachments) and documents (Google Docs, Sheets, and Notion) in one place. Try Dokkio (from the makers of PBworks) for free. Now available on the web, Mac, Windows, and as a Chrome extension!



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Attractive Pages

Once you've composed your paper, you want to make it attractive to readers, and visually easy to read. Most people decide at first glance their attitude towards a document and how readable it is. You can make your paper attractive and easy to read by using some basic design principles.


How to Write a Report

Excellent instructions on how to use MSWord 7 to create a professional-appearing report - http://www.scribd.com/doc/25497794/Writing-Professional-Reports-and-Documents-MakeUseOf-com


If you don't have specific rules or a template and you don't have MSWord 7, I suggest you -


  • Choose a basic, simple font. Arial or a version of Times, like Times New Roman, are the most common and people are comfortable with these;
  • Use a font size of 10 or 12 as they are a comfortable size for reading;
  • Set the spacing to 1.5, so the text doesn't look crowded or spread out;

  • Use the Styles feature for headings, especially if you might want a Table of Contents;
    • The earlier Word layout

  • Change the Styles formatting, if you want to use different fonts or sizes than the default ones;


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  • Add page numbers, (under Insert, Page Numbers);
  • If you use pictures as part of the content, add captions and then generate a Table of Figures - http://blip.tv/file/757271


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  • Create a Title Page containing the title of your assignment, your name, your teacher's name, and the due date, nicely formatted, of course.

If you have an open-minded teacher or boss, you might get more creative with the title page


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