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

I am using Microsoft Word.


To set up the header:

  • Click on Insert.
  • Click on Header.
  • Choose Blank (Three Columns).
  • 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 cursor is now on the right side of the page.

To set the page numbers:

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

See the APA Help guide for a Sample Paper with the correct header.

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  • Last Updated Apr 08, 2019
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