How PERRLA makes tables in Word
PERRLA takes advantage of Microsoft Word’s built-in table functions to create APA & MLA tables for you. It automatically adds title and note information, as well as cells for your data.
Note for APA writers: APA does not usually include cell borders. So, there will be no outlines around the table cells (like you might see in a spreadsheet).
Adding a table
Before you add a table, make sure your cursor is placed where you want the table to be inserted into your table (just like Citations). OK, here's what to do:
- Click Create Table in the PERRLA menu
The PERRLA menu is located in the Add-Ins menu-tab of Microsoft Word. PERRLA's table feature is not in the Insert menu-tab.
- Enter your table's information
If you are reproducing a table from another work, make sure you give any acknowledgments in the Notes.
- Click Create
That's it! We'll generate and insert your new table for you. Remember, there won't be any lines between the cells (per APA's guidelines).
In this table example, we have turned on the Display Formatting option to show that the cells are indeed there. You can turn on or off the Display Formatting in your version of word using the paragraph icon (as seen below).
Once you enter your table's data, it should look something like the table below.