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Dr Paper works with Word and Google Docs on your PC or Mac to help you create APA formatted documents and references easily and correctly. It also supports MLA and Turabian formats, so you will be prepared for all your college writing requirements. If you are studying medicine, you will be glad to see that Dr Paper Software also includes the reference format for Medical Journals.

With only a few clicks, Dr Paper takes care of formatting details (margins, cover pages, page numbers, section headings, reference formatting and alphabetization, etc.) so you can concentrate on your writing.

  • Create a document formatted for APA (6th edition), MLA, or Turabian guidelines, ready for you to write your paper.
  • Create a datafile with all the information you need for properly formatted references.
  • Automatically format and alphabetize your references in APA, MLA, or Turabian style.
A single purchase gives you access to the most popular style guidelines used in college classrooms, as well as compatibility with all versions of Word (including the new Word 2019) and Windows (XP, Vista, Windows 7, 8, and 10).

Each package also includes both Windows and Mac versions.

Recently added:
Support for Google Docs.

Product Details
  • Dr Paper Software supports APA 6th edition, MLA 8th edition, and Turabian 9th edition styles for documents and references. Screenwriter script templates are also included.

  • Create as many documents as you need, with cover page, page header (including the running head and page numbers), correct margins, proper line spacing, and approved fonts.

  • Easily add properly formatted section headings and quotations with Dr Paper's built-in Styles.

  • Format and alphabetize references (Dr Paper formats the author names correctly, places the parentheses properly, puts in the periods and commas, italicizes and indents so you don't have to concern yourself with these details).

  • Cite references (either Author-Date or footnote format) in the body of the paper with a click.

  • Use our sample tables that you can edit and modify for your own needs (Word only).

  • Outline templates let you easily create outlines for your papers.

  • Enter your references only once -- and use them in Word, PowerPoint, put them on webpages -- anywhere! Dr Paper includes CiteWrite, the easy-to-use version of our popular Citation software.

Highly Recommended
93% of the faculty and students who use Dr Paper Software tell us they recommend it to their colleagues. And when we ask users to grade our software and customer service, 9 out of 10 give us an A.

Our software is used at over 3,000 colleges, universities, research institutes, government offices, highschools, and research labs in 97 countries. We have users at every major institution of higher education in the US, and at a good number of schools outside the US. Librarians, writing centers, and professors at schools worldwide recommend Dr Paper to their students as a better way to get the formatting details right.

Join the thousands of writers who use Dr Paper Software. Like the rest of our customers, you'll be glad you did.

Get Better Grades
Dr Paper Software can help you work smarter and be more organized. You will be able to spend more time focussed on your writing, and as a result, you'll improve your grades and your preparedness for your profession when you enter the job market.

Expert Writing Help
Included in the Dr Paper package is a copy of Strunk's Elements of Style and Devins' How to Speak and Write Correctly, in pdf format. Both are accessible from the Dr Paper Program Menu.

APA, MLA, & Turabian
Format Made Easy

For the price of a pizza, Dr Paper Software will:
  • Save you hours of tedium
  • Reduce the frustrations of figuring out how to implement obscure formatting requirements
  • Guard against accidental plagiarism
  • Help you keep track of your research notes and their sources
  • Let you concentrate on your writing
  • Boost your grade!

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Dr Paper Software works with:
  • Office 365
  • Word 2010
  • 2013
  • 2016
  • 2019
Mac Versions:
  • Office 2011
  • 2016
  • 2019

Also works with Google Docs.

On the Mac
Just choose a template from the Dr Paper Template Gallery and start writing. Then start the Citation app, enter the information for your references, and Dr Paper will format your in-text cites and your Reference List.

On the PC
Just choose a template from the Dr Paper Document Menu and start writing. Then start the CiteWrite app, enter the information for your references, and Dr Paper will format your in-text cites and your Reference List.

You will get perfectly formatted papers and references, every time.
APA Cover Page
APA Page One

Reference List

One reviewer says . . . .

"When you don't have to worry about things like Where does that comma go? and Is there even a comma in that citation? -- it's a very freeing experience! Being able to focus on analysis and word choice, rather than on commas and citations, will make writing papers more enjoyable for any student. . . . "

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Here's What Our Customers Say

"It is an absolute no brainer for those of us who are busy and want to get the most out of our college education."

"I tell all my students to use Dr Paper. It saves them time and gives them a better chance at doing well on research writing assignments."

"I really don't know how I could have gotten through these assignments without Dr Paper!"

"I have used Dr. Paper for several years now, and just recently upgraded for the new Microsoft Office integration. Having this program has been a godsend to my academic career because I never fret about writing papers."

"I HIGHLY recommend this program, even if you are a proficient writer, just because it takes the hassle out of formatting and gets the creative juices flowing.

"Rec'd 10/10 on a paper where most classmates rec'd deductions of 20-40% for APA errors. As a working and traveling adult, it was worth it to buy this template rather than quibble about paper structure. Time is money. Well worth the small investment."

Easy. Powerful. Smart.

Trusted Developer

Software created by Dr Paper and The Write Direction is signed with Microsoft Authenticode Digital Signature technology.

The Write Direction Inc. is registered with the Better Business Bureau, and has been helping students and writers with their work since 1987.

Work anywhere

Dr Paper does not require a connection to the internet, so you can work wherever you like! Home, campus greenways, libraries, a friend's house, anywhere! Better yet, we encourage you to put Dr Paper on any of the computers you use. No need to buy a second copy if you work on a laptop and a desktop!


The Dr Paper package is compatible with Word 2010, 2011, 2013, 2016, and the new Word 2019 included in Office 365. Each Dr Paper Software package includes licenses for both Mac and PC versions. No need to purchase different packages when you upgrade your Microsoft Office Word, or if you use both the Mac and the PC!

The Best @ The Best Price

Dr Paper includes APA, MLA, Turabian, script and table templates for all versions of Word and Google Docs. You will be able to format references in APA, MLA, & Turabian styles, plus Medical School styles, Anthropology Style, and Bluebook (Legal Documents).

Take Note!

Dr Paper includes special index cards that can help you keep track of your notes and comments as you research your paper. When you get ready to start writing, you'll have your notes organized, at your fingertips, along with the information you need to cite a study or quote correctly.


The Reference Manager included with Dr Paper is a powerful standalone bibliography database program. That means it can work with MS Word or any text editor. You can use it with Google Docs, Power Point, Word Press, First Draft -- whatever you use to write!

An unbeatable value!

Dr Paper stacks up nicely!

The package is feature rich, and priced for a student wallet!
Dr Paper
Includes all document styles
for college research papers:
APA, MLA, & Turabian
Includes all reference styles
for college research papers
APA, MLA, & Turabian
Includes Mac and Windows Versions
Compatible with all versions of Word
(2010 (Win), 2011 (Mac), 2013 (Win), 2016 (Mac & Win) and 2019 (Mac & Win)
Compatible with Google Docs
Includes Standalone Reference Database
(that can be used with Google Docs, Powerpoint, HTML, or any other program)

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