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How do I use the bibliography form comply with APA style? [closed]

asked 2012-08-01 06:16:30 +0100

des1517 gravatar image

Hello, I am a student writing a paper with Libre Office. I need to make my bibliography comply with APA formatting. How do I do that?

Thanks!

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answered 2013-03-06 11:59:45 +0100

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updated 2013-03-06 19:26:32 +0100

Hi @des1517,

Looks like there's an APA template available on the templates site:

Please give that a try and let us know how it works for you!


@manj_k asked that I try out the APA template, so here we go:

I downloaded the template file and opened it in LO 4.0. The template looks quite nice, and includes notes in the margin on how to match the APA style.

I need to make my bibliography comply with APA formatting. How do I do that?

Speaking specifically about the Bibliography, the template includes some good examples and explicitly mentions the hanging indent style specified (I presume) by the APA style.

The Bibliography also references a guide to APA formatting, which might be of further help with any corner-cases or nuances:

Good luck!

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answered 2013-03-06 18:18:25 +0100

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@qubit: Please give that a try and let us know how it works for you!

No releases found.

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@manj_k,

  1. Looks like there's a template file here: http://templates.libreoffice.org/template-center/apa-paper/releases/1.0/apa_paper.ott
  2. Why did you use an Answer to reply instead of a comment?
qubit gravatar imagequbit ( 2013-03-06 18:52:31 +0100 )edit

@manj_k -- Ah, I see, you were quoting me. The glare in here is really bright and I couldn't see that bg color behind the quote. I thought you were asking me to test out the template, which seemed a little odd, but I was happy to oblige... ;-)

Side Note: I didn't find a page in our online help with info about formatting LO docs/bibliographies in the most common paper styles. Such a page might be helpful.

qubit gravatar imagequbit ( 2013-03-06 19:43:02 +0100 )edit

@qubit – Sorry, it was not available two hours ago ("Releases: No release found"). Now there has been a change ("This is the first release.", and an additional "Warning").

manj_k gravatar imagemanj_k ( 2013-03-06 20:00:27 +0100 )edit

@manj_k -- Hmm.. that's really weird. I believe I saw the release listed last night, and the release date is from 2011: "Released Oct 20, 2011".

Do you think there might be something wrong with the template site? Maybe some kind of caching issue?

qubit gravatar imagequbit ( 2013-03-06 20:14:10 +0100 )edit

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