Appendix a: U.S Health Care Timeline

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APA Style 6th ed. - Microsoft Word 2007 & 2010 Tutorial

 Setting up a paper in APA Style 6th edition & additional information  
Layout:  See “Layout and Formatting Buttons in MS Word” example on page 3 of this document. Open Microsoft Word.  Click the Office Button, select Save As, navigate to the folder where you want to save your document, enter a name for this document, and then click save.

1)       Set size of Margins.  Click on the Page Layout tab, and then on Page Setup.  Click on Margins in the Page Setup group:  Click on Normal to set the Top, Bottom, Left and Right sides all to 1 inch.  

2)      Set Font style and size.  Click the Home tab. Click the Font group dropdown, On the Font tab of the Font window, select font Times New Roman, font style Regular, and font size to 12 point. Click Default and then click OK.

3)     Check the size of the Tab Key default. Click the Home tab. Click the Paragraph group dropdown. In the lower right corner of the Paragraph dialog window, click the Tabs… button. Make sure Tab stop position is blank, Default tab stops is set to 0.5 inches, Alignment is set to Left, and Leader is set to None.  Click OK.

4)      Set Double Spaced Lines. Click Home tab. Click Paragraph group dropdown. On the Indents and Spacing tab of the Paragraph window, under Spacing set Before and After to 0 and set Line Spacing Double.  Click Default and then click OK.

5) Set size of Header (and footer). Click on Insert tab. Click on Header in the Header and Footer group, and then click on Edit Header. In the Position group of the Header & Footer Tools ribbon that displays, set Header from Top and Footer from Bottom to 0.5 inches.  Click Close Header and footer.  

6)       Create Title Page Header for shortened title and page numbering.   Click on Insert tab. Click on Header in the Header and Footer group, and then click on Edit Header. In the Options group of the Design tab of Header & Footer Tools, check Different First Page. Type “Running head:” without the quotes. Put two spaces after the colon, and then type your abbreviated title in all caps. Press the Tab key to position the cursor to the right margin where the page number should appear. Click on Page Number, and then hover your cursor over Current Position then click on Plain Number at the top of list that appears. The page number should appear. Click Close Header and Footer on the Header & Footer Tools ribbon

7) Create Title Block. Click the Home tab. In the Paragraph group, click the Align Center tool. Press Enter six (6) times. - Type the full title of your paper and press Enter. Type your name and press Enter. - Type “Colorado Technical University Online” without the quotes and press Enter. - If so instructed by your instructor to enter any other information such as the title of the class, type the information and press Enter. - After this information has been entered, click the Insert tab, and then click the Page Break tool in the Pages group.

8) Create Header for subsequent pages with shortened title and page numbering.   Click on Insert tab. Click on Header in the Header and Footer group, and then click on Edit Header. Type your abbreviated title in all caps (make sure it is to the left margin). If the page number did not appear, press the Tab key to position the cursor to the right margin where the page number should appear. Click on Page Number, and then hover your cursor over Current Position then click on Plain Number at the top of list that appears. The page number should appear. Click Close Header and Footer on the Header & Footer Tools ribbon.

9) Abstract. (Not usually required) Click the Home tab. In the Paragraph group, click the Align Center tool. Type “Abstract” without the quotes centered on the first line of this new page and then press Enter. From the apastyle.org example and discussion in the APA 6th ed. Manual, it appears bold font should not be...
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