Q. Where can I find an APA formatted template?


Microsoft Word has a formatted APA template available. Follow these steps below to access from your Microsoft Office Word software [Note this example uses Microsoft Office 2013]: 

1. Open Microsoft Word on your computer.
2. From File, select New. Here you will be preseted with Available Templates and Office.com Templates.
3. Use the search box provided and type APA. Click the arrow to search. See the screen shot below: 

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4. Your search result will appear and provide an option to Download the template as shown in the screen shot below: 
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5. Once you click Download, the APA formatted template will open. You can save this file to use for future papers. 

Office 365 
You may also access the MS Word templates for Word Online from the Office 365 Free Templates website. Click here for the direct link to the APA style paper template. Note: that to use this version you will need to have or create a free Microsoft Online account.

Be sure to check these templates for accuracy against the guidlines in your Publication Manual of the American Psychological Assocation, 6th Edition and/or any additional NCU assignment requirements. 

Please note that this information only serves as guidance. For additional assistance with APA Style, please contact NCU Academic Success Center by email at asc@ncu.edu or on the Commons: https://vac.ncu.edu/writing-center-commons/


  • Last Updated Jan 09, 2017
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