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APA Format Made Easy

With so little time and
SO much to do, why struggle
with APA Style?

Why spend valuable time trying to conform to the rules
for an MLA Research Paper
or Turabian footnotes?

Here's the thing:
You're a busy college student, you have papers to write, and you need to focus on your writing -- not the fine points of APA (or MLA or Turabian) formatting rules.
Dr Paper Software takes care of that for you!
It works with Word to help you create APA, MLA, or Turabian formatted documents and references easily and correctly.
Dr Paper takes care of formatting details (references, margins, cover pages, page numbers, section headings, etc.) so you can concentrate on your writing.

When we ask students to give Dr Paper a "grade," 9 out of 10 give it an A!
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"A must-have for all college students."
Works with Office 365, Word 2010, 2013, 2016, and 2019 (Win Versions),
Mac Versions Office 2011, 2016 and 2019.
Supports APA 6th edition, MLA 8th edition, and Turabian 9th edition.

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.

Use your brain and time for writing.

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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Let Dr Paper Do the Formatting

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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, and 2016, and each 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!
Easy. Powerful. Smart.

Used and recommended by 3 million+ students and teachers at over 3,000 universities and colleges.
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When we ask students to give Dr Paper a "grade," 90% give it an A!
"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."

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
Includes Standalone Reference Database
(that can be used with Powerpoint, HTML, or any other program)

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