Formatting an apa style Paper Using Microsoft Word 2010



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Running Head

APA requires that the header field contain a Running head in the header field. To insert the running head:

Click Insert

Select Header



Click Edit Header



The following will appear:



The running head has a different format on the title page.

In the Options panel, click Different First Page. A check mark should appear in the box next to it.

Type: Running head: SHORT TITLE LESS THAN 50 CHARACTERS

Tab over to the 1” right margin (should take 1 or 2 tabs)

Select Page Number (from the far left pane)

Select Current Position

Select Plain Number

The page number will be placed where the cursor is.

Click Home

To change the font to Times New Roman, size 12:

Click Select (far right), then choose Select All.

From the dropdown menu (far left), choose Times New Roman, Size 12.

Your page should look like this:



Double click in the body to exit the header.


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