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APA Format in Google Docs

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This shows a quick setup approach for an APA-formatted document using Google Docs. Document format basics, page headers, and the basic document content are covered in a step-by-step manner. Downloading the result in as a Word document allows submission to colleges that require Word format.
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threepecs (21 days ago)
I am totally unable to bring the text cursor to the center of my page. How did you do that?
Colin Murphy, Ed.D. (20 days ago)
Use the paragraph alignment setting of "center", and ensure that the paragraph "indent" option for that line is "none" (a paragraph setting of "first line indent" will offset the cursor to the right by the amount of the indent, usually 0.5")... If creating the title page, the text (title, your name, your institution) are centered in the upper half of the page. I hope that helps.
Willow Kelleigh (1 month ago)
Hallelujah! Thanks so much!
Cee Doo (1 month ago)
Thank you for making this!!
Beth Allen (1 month ago)
Thanks but you left the header in Arial font...
Susan Swearingen (1 month ago)
Do you, or others you know of, have a video on citation with APA format?
{}[] (3 months ago)
why is there a different format for writing papers? teachers are so fickle. I spent 20 min learning how to use APA format
Anthony Delgiorno (7 months ago)
Absolutely golden. God bless you
Will Burns (8 months ago)
Thank you! Now I can get a 100% on my Science fair project!
freegrly (10 months ago)
thank you! but I am having trouble when saving the document as a .docx the page numbers dont show up. I need help!
Colin Murphy, Ed.D. (10 months ago)
Try enlarging the table cell containing the page number. Also check that the table width does not extend into the right margin. If the page number is within the printable portion of the header, and the table cell is large enough (when saved in Word format), the number should appear. Remember that when converted to .docx format, the document format may (will) change. Be sure that you're viewing it using actual Word, and preferably a recent version.
Shanna Kinzel (1 year ago)
The running head and page number should also be consistent in font type and size used in the paper
Colin Murphy, Ed.D. (1 year ago)
Absolutely correct, and a good catch. Thank you. There are a couple other improvements needed, so I will create an updated version soon. Thank you Shanna.
valerie martinez (1 year ago)
thank you so much for this helpful video. Us college students really appreciate it!!
Hornox123 (11 months ago)
I am alos in the 6th grade, this is anti collegist. PS ur hat.
DatBoi8303 (11 months ago)
i am in 6th grade
Donovaneagle2098 (1 year ago)
I have an issue where google docs copy/pastes the table for me, but only the first table, not the second with the page number
lexbogie1 (1 year ago)
great video
Lauren S (2 years ago)
Thank you so much now I can get a 100 on my abnormal psychology paper instead of a 95 which was only because I didn't know how to use APA format. Thanks dude :)
Vladimir Rangel (2 years ago)
very hepfull
PlumpChicken (2 years ago)
do all the pages before the referebce page at the end have the header and title
PlumpChicken (2 years ago)
ok thanks so the pages after only have the header
Colin Murphy, Ed.D. (2 years ago)
+PlumpCh1cken All of the pages after the title page, including the References pages, have the title and page number in the header. Only the title page has the words "running head:" in the header. Only the beginning of your content page, page number two in this example, also has the title in the text portion of the page as well as the header. Watch the video again to see it. The References page has the word ""References" "centered at the top of the page just as the title on your first content page. I hope this helps. Colin

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