Answered By: Jessica Maris Last Updated: May 13, 2015 Views: 90
For an APA header you need the title of your paper on the left, and the page number on the right. The header on the first page is a little different -- you need the words Running head: before the title on the title page. Here is how to do it:
- Go to the Insert tab in Word. Select Header from the Header & Footer section.
- Select Blank Header, the first option.
- Click on Page Number on the top left. Select Top of Page, then Plain Number 1. The pages will now have the page number on them.
- Type the title of the paper in all caps. If it is over fifty characters, use a shortened version of the title.
- After typing the title, place the cursor immediately to the left of the page number. Press tab until the page number is on the right of the page.
- Select the Different First Page option at the top center. Make sure you are on the first page and repeat steps 3-5, but include the words 'Running head:' before entering the title.
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