Formatting a paper in APA format using Word 2010
1.Settings for the entire paper:
2.To format Title/Cover Page
Click twice in the body of the paper below the header to exit editing the header.
Hit enter 8 times. Center the title, your name, university, instructor's name, and date written out (e.g. September 5, 2015) on separate lines.
3. To begin typing the body of the paper:
Hit control & enter to force a page break and create a new page
Create a header that is the short title. Follow the same instructions as previously for creating a header, except 1. do not use the phrase Running Head and 2. uncheck Different First Page. Double click in the body to exit the header.
After the header, hit ENTER. Center the title of your paper in upper & lower case letter.
1 Centered, Boldface, Uppercase and Lowercase Headings
2 Left-aligned, Boldface, Uppercase and Lowercase Heading
3 Indented, boldface, lowercase heading with a period.
4 Indented, boldface, italicized, lowercase heading with a period.
5 Indented, italicized, lowercase heading with a period.
Choice of a heading level depends on how many types of headings you are using in your paper
The references use a hanging indentation. Click on the Page Layout tab. Click on the small box at the bottom right of the paragraph section. In the middle of the box, where it says INDENTATION, click on the down arrow in the middle box SPECIAL and select HANGING. Change the page spacing to DOUBLE. Click OK at the bottom in the box.
See also this video on Youtube: David Taylor APA Essay Format Microsoft Word 2010