Answered By: Reference Librarian Last Updated: Jul 08, 2019 Views: 58
Answered By: Reference Librarian
Last Updated: Jul 08, 2019 Views: 58
Microsoft Word Instructions:
- Double click the document’s header area to begin editing the first page’s header.
- You should now see Header and Footer Tools at the top of the screen; check the box marked Different First Page.
- On the first page, write Running head: [TITLE OF YOUR PAPER]
- With the cursor directly to the right of your title, press tab twice. This will bring the cursor over to the right side of the header area.
- Towards the top left of the screen you’ll see a drop down menu marked Page Number. Choose Current Position and Plain Number as the style.
- Repeat steps 3 through 5 on page two. Make sure to leave off Running head: this time.
- Now you should see this header on all of the subsequent pages.
Google Docs instructions:
- Click within the header area (press enter if you are too close to the top edge).
- Type Running head: YOUR TITLE HERE
- Check the box marked Different first page header/footer
- With your cursor directly to the right of the title, choose Insert (found at the top underneath your document’s title), then select Page Number and choose the first option.
- Hit tab until the page number is as far to the right as it will go. If you need to back up, hit undo.
- On page two, click to the left of the page number and hit backspace until you are on the far left.
- Press enter once if you’re writing too close to the top edge.
- Directly before the page number, enter your title in caps (do not include Running head:)
- Hit tab until the page number is as far to the right as it will go.
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