Create APA™ Format Document Using Microsoft Word Part 2

5. Set “After” to 0 and change the “Line Spacing” to Double. Click the “OK” button to close the dialog.

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6. Now that we have the proper settings configured let’s make sure the rest of the document uses these settings for the whole document. While the text is still selected, right-click the Normal style and choose “Update Normal to Match Selection”.

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7. Center your text!

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8. Position the text cursor (blinking bar) before the beginning of the essay title. Press “Enter” 9 times to position the text center page. Be sure to re-adjust for team essay papers because a group of student names can take a few lines. Just make your best judgment on centering the text vertically.

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9. The title page is now complete! Let’s work on the rest of the document. To add a second-page click at the end of your instructor’s name. Click on “INSERT” –> “Page Break” or Ctrl+Enter.

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10. On the first line of page 2 type “Abstract” and center text.

11. Set the second line text to the left-align. Begin writing. The abstract summarizes the problem, participants, hypotheses, methods used, results, and conclusions. Not all instructors require this page.

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