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APA for Word Online

Margins

APA requires one inch margins for top, bottom, right, and left. Here is how to check your document's margins in Word Online. One inch margins will usually be selected by default. 

Font

APA asks you to use a 12 point serif font, preferably Times New Roman. The default in Word Online is Calibri 11. Once you change your font to Times New Roman 12, be sure to check your font often as Word Online has a tendency to switch back to Calibri 11. 

Line Spacing

APA requires your paper be double-spaced (2.0). From the "Home" tab select the "Paragraph" button. Change the "After" spacing to "0pt" and "Line spacing" to "Double".