Not automatically, but with just a few steps, you can manually update your PERRLA-created APA 6th Edition paper to the new format.
Before taking these steps, we should note that we do not recommend upgrading your paper from APA 6 to APA 7. Professors don't typically ask for students to switch formats mid-paper. They almost always want you to finish your paper in the format in which it was started.
Only follow the steps below to convert you paper if your professor has explicitly asked you to do so.
- Open your APA 6 paper.
- Copy the body of the paper.
- Start a new paper using the PERRLA Add-In, completing the Title Page information for the new APA 7 version of the paper.
- Use the keyboard shortcut Command+V (Mac) or Ctrl+V (Windows) to paste the copied text into the new paper.
- Add your references from your Reference Library in the PERRLA side panel.
You will be prompted to Update & Add the references in APA 7 format.
NOTE: After taking the steps above, you will need to recreate your citations to ensure they comply with APA 7th Edition formatting guidelines.
And that's it! You've taken the necessary steps to take your APA 6 paper to the latest and greatest APA format!