General formatting rules are as follows: do not put page breaks in between the introduction, method, results, and discussion sections the title page, abstract, references, table(s), and figure(s) should be on their own pages the entire paper should be written in the past tense, in a 12-point font, double-spaced, and with. Adding references to papers | page 1 february 2017 apa style central® – adding references to papers apa style central allows you to save references to a list as you do your research, which you can then cite in papers in the writing center my references is the full list of references associated with your. Click this link for a video tutorial on how to set up your running head and page numbers in microsoft word apa sample paper click to see an example of a properly-formatted paper created by the american psychological assocation get help schedule an appointment with the uta writing center to have. Formatting an apa style paper in microsoft word 2007 before you begin typing, you must set up your paper to accommodate apa style prior to any typing, you need to select the times new roman font and your font size, which should always be 12 you can do this by clicking on the “home” tab you can see here that the. These to explain why the paper has moved into a sub-category of the topic of the previous header however, the following sub-headers are examples of apa style headers header examples level 2 header example level 3 header example put a period then continue your text after this header level 4 header example. Below is a template you can use every time you need to set-up a research paper using apa style format simply open the template and type your own information every time you need to write an apa style research paper microsoft word 2013 will allow you to save personal templates once you have the template opened in.
The following are specific instructions for how to set up a document in apa format for further and more detailed instructions, please see chapter 2: manuscript structure and content in the apa handbook margins all margins (top, bottom and sides) should be set at a minimum of one inch the default. Formatting a paper in apa style can be tricky, so i have created this step-by-step guide on how to format apa correctly, from the title page to the reference the following is an example: running head: opening up science remain in the the header and footer toolbar for the next set of steps add tip. The american psychological association's (apa) method of citation is one of the most widely used styles for writing scientific and research papers, particularly in fields like psychology, sociology you should write the abstract after you're finished with the paper, put position it on its own page just after the title page. Apa recommends using times new roman font, size 12 double space the entire research paper include a page header known as the “running head” at the top of every page (to make this process easier, set your word processor to automatically add these components onto each page) to create the running head/page.
This guide provides examples of how to properly format in-text citations and references using apa style apa general formatting • use standard letter paper (85” x 11”) with margins set at 1” on all sides • use 12 pt, double-spaced, times new roman font • include the page number in the top right corner. First, see if you can open a template in apa format, which will do this for you close the header and footer (red x on the top right-hand side of the page) go to page 2 of your document (or if you haven't started writing it, insert a page break) it's easier to set up the pages before you start writing the paper.
You now have a blank document setting the font the default for word 2010 is calibri, font size 11, but apa format requires times new roman, size 12 font to change the font on the hometab, select times new roman, size 12 from the dropdown menu set the margins and spacing click the page layout tab. Microsoft word is a popular word processing program it is the program used by most universities and businesses it is so common that sending a document often requires basic word knowledge creating a paper in word using the apa format means using a format designed by the american psychological association. Your running head can be a maximum of 50 characters according the apa paper format spaces and punctuation are included in the 50-character limit the page number is placed flush with the right margin, and the rest of the running head is placed flush left put the shortened version of your title in all capital letters.
Apa-style running head and page numbers using microsoft word to format your paper this guide was written by mr jay brandes, global campus librarian, troy university updated 12/20/11 the issue at hand in the publication manual of the american psychological association, sixth edition: section 201 (page 23). Margins and font 1 set your margins to one-inch on all sides: select the layout tab, click on the margins icon, and select “normal” 2 on the home tab, set font to times new roman, 12 pt running head/header 1 you are now going to create what is called a running head do this by selecting document elements. This tutorial is designed to assist students in setting up a paper in microsoft word using apa style a consistent format for readers so that they can identify parts of your paper - and the types of resources you use - easily it would be like if every book was put together differently - upside down, backward, etc.
In the finder window, make sure the “search” criteria is set for “this mac,” and type “microsoft word” in the search bar to look for the application 3 double-click the application icon for “microsoft word” to open it the following steps detail how to correctly format the document apa formatting guide: step 1: times new. Microsoft word is the word processing program installed on computers in mjc computer labs and classrooms this tutorial provides step-by-step instructions on how to format apa papers using word if you need any further assistance, please don't hesitate to ask computer lab staff and/or mjc research.