Answered By: Brandi Porter
Last Updated: Oct 28, 2016     Views: 315

The information on this page is provided in a PDF version (at the bottom of the page) for you to save or print; a link to a video tutorial with these instructions is also provided. 

In Microsoft Word:

  1. Go to the "Insert" tab, click on "Header," and select "Blank."
  2. Under the "Header & Footer Tools Design Tab," check the box for "Different First Page."
  3. Type in your first page header.
    1. Example: "Running head: TITLE OF YOUR PAPER"
  4. Press tab twice to move the cursor to the right-hand side of the header.
  5. Go to the "Insert" tab and click on "Page Number."
  6. Select "Current Position", and then "Plain Number."
  7. Double click on the document page to exit the header.
  8. Go to the second page of your paper (or create a new page by hitting CTRL + Enter).
  9. Open up the header on the second page (double click on the header).
  10. Type in the title of your paper and add in page numbers as before.
  11. Close out of the Header.


You can also find more information about using the APA style on the APA Style Help Guide.