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2/18/2012 11:03:51 AM

cdavidmoore
cdavidmoore
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How do I get Perrla to put two spaces after periods in the text as required by APA 6th edition? Thank you.
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2/18/2012 11:07:29 AM

Alan Olson
Alan Olson
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Posts: 87
Hi!

Well, PERRLA won't add the spaces for you, however you can configure Word to notify you if there are not two spaces after the period.

You can change the Word Spelling and Grammar options by going to the Word 'options' and looking under 'Proofing'. If you can't find it, please let us know what version of Word you are running and we would be happy to provide more detailed instructions for your version.

Let us know if you have any other questions.

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Alan Olson
PERRLA Support
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2/23/2012 8:05:51 PM

mmhhenderson3002
mmhhenderson3002
Posts: 2
How can I get Perrla to help me with formatting tables in my dissertation
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2/24/2012 7:54:31 AM

Liz Huber (PERRLA)
Liz Huber (PERRLA)
Moderator
Posts: 173
Hi there,

The PERRLA program does not have a create tables function; Word does. To find-out how to create tables in Word, just hit the F1 key while you are in Word and search for create tables.

Liz
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2/27/2012 1:57:38 PM

Shannon2003
Shannon2003
Posts: 2
I use MAC microsoft Word 2011 and I can't find how to get it to add the 2 spaces automatically can you please give me detailed instructions?
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2/27/2012 2:02:12 PM

Alan Olson
Alan Olson
Moderator
Posts: 87
Hi Shannon,

APA does call for two spaces after periods and colons. PERRLA can't do this for you, but you can set up word to do it.

With your paper open in Word 2011 (Mac):
Click the Word menu at the top left
Click Preferences
Click Spelling and Grammar
Under the 'Grammar' section, click 'Settings'
There you can change the setting for 'Spaces required between sentences'

Please let us know if you have any other questions.

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Alan Olson
PERRLA Support
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2/27/2012 2:03:10 PM

Shannon2003
Shannon2003
Posts: 2
thanks I will try it
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