Narrative Checklist
































Checklist 1: Header


Did you create a header that includes your last name and the page number?

  • On the menu, click Insert, then Header.
  • Press the Enter key once to bring your cursor down one space.
  • On the toolbar, click on the icon for Right Align
  • Type your last name, followed by one space.
  • Go back to the menu and click Insert, then Page Number.
  • Choose the option in the top left corner (because you do want the page number to appear on the first page; that is, you don’t have a title page).
  • Now select your entire header (Your last name and the page number).
  • On the toolbar, choose the same font style that you are going to use in the body of your paper.
  • In the box that allows you to choose the font size, choose 12. (Everything in your paper should be a 12 pt. font).

Is your header flush with the right margin?


Did you use the "insert page number" feature of your word processor.


Did you type in the number "1" on the first page of your header (instead of using the "insert page number" feature?

  • If you did, the number "1" now appears on every page of your paper. That is not what you want!

Did you place a comma between your last name and the page number?


When you print your paper, does your header appear too close to the top of the page?