Q. APA Question: How do I set up the header for my TITLE PAGE?

I am using Microsoft Word.


To set up the header on the title page of your paper:

  • Click on the Insert tab.
  • Click on Header
  • Choose Blank (Three Column)

  • Check the box next to "Different First Page"
  • Change Font to Times New Roman 12 pt
  • Type "Running head: ABBREVIATED TITLE" on the left. Replace ABBREVIATED TITLE with your actual abbreviated title.
  • Press the "tab" key twice so that your curser is now on the right side of the page.

To set the page numbers:

  • Position the curser on the left side of the page (follow instructions above)
  • Click on Page Number
  • Choose Current Position
  • Choose Simple / Plain Number

Additional instructions are available for How do I adjust the header for the BODY of my paper?


  • Last Updated Jan 30, 2018
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