Please use the example at the bottom of this page to cite the Purdue OWL in APA. Some notable changes include: Increased flexibility regarding fonts: options include Calibri 11, Arial 11, Lucida Sans Unicode 10, Times New Roman 12, and Georgia 11.

29 for Professional Paper Required Elements. The 7th edition now has specific formatting for student papers versus a professional paper (i.e. Microsoft Word and Google Docs have a Format Painter tool that will copy and apply basic formatting to any text! For both types a sample paper is included. Highlight the formatting you want to apply. Highlight the text you want to change. For specific formatting guidelines for professional papers, please see Chapter 2: Paper Elements and Format, Section 2.1, starting on pg. Note: This page reflects the latest version of the APA Publication Manual (i.e., APA 7), which released in October 2019.

General Format. Please Note: The following APA guide for paper formatting & required elements is geared toward student papers, not professional papers being submitted for publication. These guidelines will cover how to set up a student paper in APA format.

Note: If using the Format Painter on the … 1. one being submitted for publication).

APA Paper format.

Select Format Painter.

In the 7th edition, APA decided to provide different paper format guidelines for professional and student papers. 2. 3. If your instructor has requested a different format or additional elements, use your instructor's preferences. The equivalent resource for the older APA 6 style can be found here.