Tables and Figures
Uniform margins of at least 1" on all 4 sides of the page. Do not justify lines. Do not break words across lines.
Use a uniform font and font size throughout. Times New Roman, 12 point, is the preferred font. A sans serif font is acceptable for figures. Except for the running head (see below), the paper title and section titles should have only initial letters capitalized (i.e. Title of This Paper, References, Appendices, etc.).
Double space all lines of text, and after every line in the title, headings, footnotes, quotes, references, and figure captions. Single or 1.5 spacing is only acceptable in tables and figures.
Indent the first line of paragraphs and footnotes. Use the tab key (5-7 spaces or 1"). Exceptions: abstract, block quotations, titles, headings, table titles and notes, and figure captions.
The formatting for headings varies by the level of each section within the body of the paper. See the Example Document pages 3 - 4 or the APA Publication Manual pages 62-63.
The title page is page 1; all pages are then numbered consecutively beginning with 2. Use the running header and page number on every page. Generate running headers and page numbers using the functions in Word; do not type them manually on every page.