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APA Section Headings.

Section headings help readers follow the organization of a discussion, and are an essential aspect of APA style. To determine the format for the headings in your papers, consult your outline.
  • Section Heading Format
    For short articles and most student papers, only one or two levels of section headings are needed:

    Heading Level 1
    Centered, Bold, Headline Style Capitalization

    Heading Level 2
    Flush Left, Bold, Headline Style Capitalization

    Heading Level 2
    Indented, Bold, Sentence Style Capitalization

APA Style Inside Page of a Research Paper

Using Styles to Format Section Headings, Long Quotations, and the Body of the Paper.

When you are editing a document created with Dr Paper, the Dr Paper APA Styles Toolbar can be displayed at the top of the document by clicking on the Word Addins tab:

Dr Paper Style Menu

You can also use the Word Styles menu. To display the Word Styles menu, click Home, Styles, and then click the arrow.
All the Styles in the document will display in the list. When you click on any text in the document, Word will highlight the Style for that text.

Using the built-in Styles in Word

Using the built-in Styles in Word

To type text in the correct format for a section level heading, quotation, or body text, place the cursor in the line, and click the style on the toolbar. Type the text.

When you press the Enter key, the Style will return to Body text.

Using the built-in Styles in Word

In the Dr Paper Templates, APA Styles are set to 12 point Times New Roman, with the following settings:.

Body textDouble spaced text.
QuotationsIndented, double spaced
ReferencesHanging indent, double spaced
Heading 1Centered, Bold
Heading 2Flush left, Bold
Heading 3Italics, first line indented 5 spaces

Dr Paper Software works with Word or Google Docs to help you create APA, MLA, and Turabian 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.

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