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APA Style Formatting With a Running Head and Page Numbers in

Microsoft Office 2007 and 2010

 

1. Place cursor at top of first page (Title Page)

2. Open Header by either:

a. Double clicking in margin at very top of page

b. OR clicking on ‘Insert’ tab, ‘Header’ and ‘Blank’

3. Put check mark in box next to ‘Different First Page’ (found in the ‘Options’ box of the ‘Header & Footer Tools’ ‘Design’ tab)

4. While cursor is left-aligned, type in the running head (ex: Running head: APA STYLE FORMATTING INSTRUCTIONS)  Tech Tip: Running head is called the “short title” of your paper and should be in all caps.  The short title should be less than 50 characters including spaces.

5. Tab to move cursor to right margin (but stay within margin pointer on top ruler)

a. Click on ‘Page Number’ found under the ‘Design’ tab near the far left of the top menu

b. Click on ‘Current Position’ and select ‘Plain Number’

c. Close the Red X box for the header/footer function

6. Place cursor on second page

7. Open Header by either:

a. Double clicking in margin at very top of page

b. OR clicking on ‘Insert’ tab, ‘Header’ and ‘Blank’

8. While cursor is left-aligned, type in the short title of your paper (ex: APA STYLE FORMATTING INSTRUCTIONS).  Tech Tip:  If you see the words ‘Type Text” in this location, double click over them and then begin typing your running head.

9. Tab to move cursor to right hand margin (but stay within margin pointer on top ruler)

a. Click on ‘Page Number’ found under the ‘Design’ tab near the far left of top margin

b. Click on ‘Current Position’ and select ‘Plain Number’

c. Close the Red X box for the header/footer function

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NOTE:

If you need the first page unnumbered and the second page to begin with number 1, CREATE a separate document for the unnumbered first page, then follow the above directions in a new word document to number all remaining pages.

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