It's easy to add or remove an abstract with PERRLA for Word on Macs.
Adding an Abstract
Once you have your paper open with PERRLA running beside it, just do this:
- Open the Paper Sections tab in PERRLA
- Click to open the Abstract section
- Click Add Abstract
We'll create a new page in your paper with all the proper formatting for an APA or MLA abstract.
All you need to do is start typing your abstract. You can add anything to your abstract that you could add to the body of your paper. So go to town (but don't exceed the suggested 150-word limit).
Deleting an Abstract
If you want to remove an abstract from your paper, it's just as easy. But, deleting your abstract actually deletes it. It'll be gone forever. OK, here's how you can do it:
- Go to the Paper Sections tab in PERRLA
- Open the Abstract section
- Click Delete Abstract
Done and done.
We'll delete your abstract and its page from your paper. It'll be like it never even happened.
if you want to know a little more about what an abstract is and how it works, check out this article by the Purdue OWL.