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APA format for Pages app

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Adamh305 Calculating status...
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Jan 4, 2011 6:54 AM
I just bought my new iPad the other day and so far I am loving it. One of the things I will be using this for is school. I want to download the Pages app and I had a question about the formatting templates on there before I spend $10 bucks. I have to write APA style papers for my classes and I see that you can download formats for writing papers in the various formats (MLA, APA, etc.). Do these formats come pre-loaded in the pages app or do you have to actually download them? And if you have to download them will I be able to do that on the iPad? Thanks for the help.
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  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (70,865 points)
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    Jan 4, 2011 7:24 AM (in response to Adamh305)
    I see that you can download formats for writing papers in the various formats (MLA, APA, etc.).


    Where exactly did you see that? Were they for the iPad version of Pages or for the OS X version? Because they are not the same, and you cannot download stuff from the general internet to use on the iPad, you must get it from the iTunes app store.
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  • David M Brewer Level 6 Level 6 (9,185 points)
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    Jan 4, 2011 8:08 AM (in response to Adamh305)
    If you have Pages for OSX you can do this...
    Download an APA template for Pages from the Internet....
    Place the template into the user, application support folder, iWorks folder, template folder, my template folder.
    Open the Pages app on your desktop computer and choose the APA template.

    Save that file and send it to Pages on the iPad. Open the APA file...

    It's a sloppy way in doing this but it works.

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  • David M Brewer Level 6 Level 6 (9,185 points)
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    Jan 4, 2011 8:23 AM (in response to Adamh305)
    Adamh305 wrote:
    I guess basically what i want to know is, are these various writing templates (MLA, APA) pre-loaded in the iPad version of Pages or do you have to get them from somewhere? And if they are not already on there is it even possible to put them on there? Thanks for the help!


    No, you can't load new templates into Pages on the iPad. Pages on the iPad does not have MLA or APA templates. Looks like the Pages on the iPad isn't going to fit your needs...
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  • Paul.Rezendes Calculating status...
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    Mar 4, 2011 7:01 AM (in response to Adamh305)
    Why does everyone say you cant do this? Get the pages APA template, get the app for dropbox and you can put files on and off your ipad as you wish. I do it all the time, and I write in APA format as well. dropbox is a life saver! You can also email your APA template to yourself and open it with pages on the ipad.
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    Mar 7, 2011 2:34 PM (in response to Paul.Rezendes)
    Since you were able to answer that one so brilliantly maybe you would answer this related question for me? I would like to be able to create a template in pages in the iPad. Rather than have it save as just a document and then duplicating every time I want o use it. Is there a way to do that?
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  • medrep Calculating status...
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    Mar 10, 2011 11:51 PM (in response to Adamh305)
    Just got my 1st Mac 3 days ago. From what I can tell, I may have to get MS Office for Mac so I can easily do APA.

    MS Office for Windows automatically does APA formatting, so I assume it does it on Mac version too.

    Doesn't seem like Pages does APA automatically. If that's the case, I will have to go with Office for Mac.
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  • medrep Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Mar 11, 2011 6:51 AM (in response to medrep)
    Just noticed you guys were discussing iPad. Sorry for my post, doesn't look like I can delete it.
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  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (70,865 points)
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    Mar 11, 2011 7:06 AM (in response to medrep)
    The forum for Pages on Mac is here:

    http://discussions.apple.com/forum.jspa?forumID=1302
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  • bfromthousand oaks Calculating status...
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    Apr 22, 2011 3:19 AM (in response to medrep)

    Actually...no. I  switched to Mac three years ago. Since then I finished my BA in psych and then my MS. I did all my APA papers on Pages. While less things are automatic in Pages...it is more user friendly. I made my APA 5 template in Pages in about 5 minutes, from cover page to references. I used it until APA 6 came out and then just re-made it...again in 5 minutes. I can;t tell you how many papers I wrote with it, including my thesis. So much easier to just use Mac products. [Tip: If you write APA papers and do a lot of research, get Sente 6 for Mac and also for iPad from thirdstreetsoftware.com. It is an articles/PDF/citation DREAM COME TRUE]

     

    I'm done giving money to B.G. every year for the same product. At least S.J. takes less money, less often.

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (27,390 points)
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    Sep 12, 2011 9:30 PM (in response to bfromthousand oaks)

    How nice to see a student or academic who can actually think and do something for themselves.

     

    Peter

  • kenya37 Calculating status...
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    Nov 30, 2011 12:34 PM (in response to Adamh305)

    Just FYI you can't do APA on a mac from microsoft office it will only download riverpoint writer if you have a PC.

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