Buy Now. Just $19.99

General Formatting Rules for an APA Style Paper
  • Spacing
    Double space all portions of the paper. This means you should leave a full line between each line of text in the paper.

  • Typeface
    Use an easily readable font (such as Times New Roman or Arial) in 12 point size.

  • Section Headings
    Heading Level 1: Centered, Bold, Headline Style Capitalization

    Heading Level 2: Flush Left, Bold, Headline Style Capitalization

    Heading Level 3: Flush Left, Bold, Italics, Headline Style Capitalization

    Heading Level 4: Indented, Bold, Sentence Style Capitalization

    (For short articles and most student papers, only one or two levels of section headings are needed.)

  • Margins
    The margins for your paper should be uniform on all sides, set to at least 1" or 2.54 cm on all sides: top, bottom, left and right. Line length for each typed line should be no more than 6.5" (16.51 cm), and the maximum number of lines of text per page is 27.

  • Short Quotations (less than 40 words)
    A quotation of less than 40 words should be enclosed in double quotation marks and should be incorporated into the sentence.

  • Long Quotations (more than 40 words)
    Longer quotations should be set apart from the surrounding text, without quotation marks, in block format, indented five spaces from the left margin, and double spaced. If the quotation is more than one paragraph, indent the first line of the second paragraph about 1/2 inch (5 spaces).

  • Text Alignment
    Set the text alignment to “Left,” so that the right edge of the text on the page is uneven.

  • Paragraph indentation
    Set the paragraph indentation to 5 spaces, or about 1/2 inch.

  • Punctuation
    Space once after periods, question marks, commas, colons, and semicolons. Do not space once after internal periods in abbreviations.

APA 7Style Inside Page of a Research Paper

APA 7 Style Inside Page of a Research Paper

Dr Paper Software works with Word to help you create APA formatted documents and references easily and correctly.

Dr Paper takes care of formatting details (margins, cover pages, page numbers, section headings, etc.) so you can concentrate on your writing.

Use your brain and time for writing.
Let Dr Paper do the formatting.

Download Dr Paper now!

© 1987 - 2023 The Write Direction Inc.
Publishers of Dr Paper Software, Citation, and the Collegiate Bookshelf.
All Rights Reserved.

site stats