Creating a new paper
You create all of your APA 6th Edition, APA 7th Edition, & MLA 8th Edition papers from inside of the PERRLA ribbon tab inside Word.
- Open a new Word document
- Go to the PERRLA ribbon tab
If you don't see this, make sure you've inserted the PERRLA Add-in. Click here to learn more about installing the PERRLA Add-in.
- Click New Paper in the ribbon
- Select your paper type
- Enter the paper's information in the side panel
- Click Create Paper
That's it! We'll create a new paper with all of the proper formatting and styles.
Once your paper is created, you can close the original document. Although this may seem a little strange, it means you can create new papers from any Word document without losing the document you have open already.
What's different from the existing PERRLA for Word application?
If you're used to using a previous version of PERRLA for Word, there are two major changes.
1. The new PERRLA Add-in does not manage your papers for you
When we created this version of the Add-in, we simplified how PERRLA works with your Word documents.
In previous versions of PERRLA for Word, PERRLA for Word would manage your paper files for you with a start-up application. This meant all of your papers had to be saved in a single location or you could only move them to new folders through the PERRLA app.
In this version of PERRLA, there is no startup application for managing your papers. You simply save and organize your papers like normal Word documents.
You can create copies, relocate, or use Save As to manage your papers just like normal! The PERRLA Add-in lives inside of the document and will always work as it should.
Now, you are in full control of how and where you store your PERRLA papers.
2. Everything happens inside Word
If you are upgrading to this version of PERRLA on a Mac, the biggest change will be that PERRLA now lives and works directly inside of Word, instead of beside it!
This means you won't have to keep switching back and forth between different apps while writing.