Reference Point Software Templates

Version: APA Format

Does it take you almost as long to format
a paper in APA style as it does to write it?

Reference Point Software's templates make it easy to format your papers in APA 6th edition style. With just a few clicks of the mouse, your document will have the proper margins, with the header and page numbers in exactly the right places. Even references and citations are a snap…just type in the information and the software will format it perfectly.

Most importantly, our templates allow you to concentrate on the content of your paper, so you can learn about the topic rather than word processing commands. Save time and work smarter with our templates, which are available for use with Word, OpenOffice and NeoOffice.

These templates are based on the 6th Ed. of the APA Publication Manual (see order screen for the versions availble in 5th & 6th Edition) and include support for APA's style guidelines for electronic resources and references.

What do the templates do?
Generally, Reference Point Software templates do two things:
Specifically, here is what the templates do:
What do the templates look like?

This is the APA tab in Word 2010.


This is what you see when you start a new paper in Word. Click here to view a demo of this step.

Starting a new paper in APA style


When you use the template to enter a reference the template makes it easy to enter the authors. The template will capitalize the names if you don't and it will insert periods after initials.

Entering authors for an APA reference


Below is the screen you fill out to make an APA style chapter in a book reference. Notice that this one screen handles multiple types of references including books with editions, revised books, & books you read online. Notice also that we give you advice as to how to fill out this form. e.g. what to capitalize. Do you know if all words in a journal article should be capitalized? We'll tell you as you go.

Reference a chapter in a book for an APA paper


When you are ready to insert a citation into your paper the template already knows the authors you've typed in. You have to make a decision as to the style of citation but we give you the info you need to decide, complete with usage examples. Note you can easily add page numbers or other types of numbers to a citation.

Insert an APA citation


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APA Template:
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Reference Point Software, LLC is not associated with nor endorsed by the American Psychological Association (APA). The APA Style format was developed exclusively by the APA and is set forth in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA Publication Manual). APA, APA STYLE and AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION are registered trademarks of the American Psychological Association.

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