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Microsoft Word Update to APA 7th Edition Timeline

Our University (along with all Universities nationwide) has opted to purchase Office 365 for all students, HOWEVER, they are mandating that we use the 7th Edition of APA to format all of our papers. Unfortunately, this edition has been out for a year now and Microsoft has yet to update Word. I rely solely on Microsoft Word because of the "Reference tab" and the ability to easily input all of my sources and then add a reference or cited page at the end of my paper. When can we as students expect to see an update to word to reflect the new edition.

Respectfully,

Amy Elliott

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Hi @ElliottAmy-0508 ,
You question is more related to Microsoft Word, and this windows-forms tag is discussing and asking questions about the Windows Forms such as Winforms controls, libraries, samples, publication and installation.
So I suggest you change the tag to office-Itpro.
The supported products are listed over here you can refer to.(more to be added later on).
Thank you for your understanding.
Best Regards,
Daniel Zhang


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Hey there, i realize this might be a little late but you can easily get the correct format from most top universities. My collage has two versions of APA 7 in the web pages for our library. If you do a search for - apa 7 template .edu you get a bunch of higher education schools that have made the template for you. Just find one you like save it to your desktop and reuse it for your papers.

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@ElliottAmy-0508 ,

As far as I know, there is no offical Microsoft KB to say when will the 7th Edition of the APA would be updated for Word Citations.

I find a similar feedback "Add APA 7th Edition" on Word Uservoice forum. You may vote up it to support this idea to let Microsoft engineers know which feature are important to you. 

Besides, you may also refer to the similar thread, "apa 7th edition", check whether there is any reply could be helpful as a workaround.

Any issues, please let me know.


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StefanBlom-6438 answered AbhishekAjayakumar-3289 commented

Adding new formats to the Bibliography & Citations feature in Word appears to be low priority for Microsoft. You can vote for Uservoice suggestions. Short-term, though, your best shot may be to use a third-party product for your references.

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Well, it is really frustrating when my University, and all of them for that matter, provide us with Microsoft 365 to use, then they tell us we must use APA 7th edition, but the tools they give us do not support the 7th edition. I really don't feel like spending more money on an outside product. It's not hard to do the citations manually, it's just frustrating that Word has the ability built into it, but they won't update it. I could see if the 7th edition just came out, but it's been out for a year now.

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I haven't gotten a chance to test this, but it seems that there are very few changes regarding the reference list, that the APA 6 may already accommodate. One has to do with sources with more than 20 authors, and the other has to do with referencing DOIs. I don't think I have had a source with 21 authors, (many with a dozen or so, especially in medical research, but not 21--yet. The other thing about DOIs has to do with putting a URL link for the DOI instead of just the DOI. I am not sure if I am missing something else.

David Edward Cook
University of South Africa

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Try Mendeley referencing software. It is free and has the option of referencing in APA 7th edition style. It can also be added as a plugin to word.

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Personally, I do my citations manually, and it is fine for shorter documents. The risk that something goes wrong will be bigger with larger documents, of course.

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WayneGoode answered

There is a solution for this problem in the post APA 7th Edition in MS Word User @MikeSlagle1 has created an XSL file for APA 7th edition.


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