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    About the Authors

  • John R. Slate is a Professor at Sam Houston State University where he teaches Basic and Advanced Statistics courses, as well as professional writing, to doctoral students in Educational Leadership and Counseling. His research interests lie in the use of educational databases, both state and national, to reform school practices. To date, he has chaired and/or served over 100 doctoral student dissertation committees. Recently, Dr. Slate created a website ( Writing and Statistical Help ) to assist students and faculty with both statistical assistance and in editing/writing their dissertations/theses and manuscripts.
  • Ana Rojas-LeBouef is a Literacy Specialist at the Reading Center at Sam Houston State University where she teaches developmental reading courses. Dr. LeBoeuf recently completed her doctoral degree in Reading, where she conducted a 16-year analysis of Texas statewide data regarding the achievement gap. Her research interests lie in examining the inequities in achievement among ethnic groups. Dr. Rojas-LeBouef also assists students and faculty in their writing and statistical needs on the Writing and Statistical Help website.

    About the Editors

  • Theodore B. Creighton , is a Professor at Virginia Tech and the Publications Director for NCPEA Publications , the Founding Editor of Education Leadership Review, and the Senior Editor of the NCPEA Connexions Project.
  • Brad E. Bizzell , is a recent graduate of the Virginia Tech Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, and is a School Improvement Coordinator for the Virginia Tech Training and Technical Assistance Center. In addition, Dr. Bizzell serves as an Assistant Editor of the NCPEA Connexions Project in charge of technical formatting and design.
  • Janet Tareilo , is a Professor at Stephen F. Austin State University and serves as the Assistant Director of NCPEA Publications. Dr. Tareilo also serves as an Assistant Editor of the NCPEA Connexions Project and as a editor and reviewer for several national and international journals in educational leadership.

In this set of steps and screenshots, readers are provided with directions on creating a Running head and a page header for manuscripts using the 2007 version of Word. If you are using the 97-2003 version of Word, you will need to use the other chapter of steps and screenshots we have created. In this chapter, you will be guided toward manually inserting a Running head on your title page and then a page header for the remaining pages of your manuscript.

Step one

First open a word document (Microsoft Word 2007 version)

Next, create the title for your manuscript and center it. Your title should be no more than 15 words, as per APA 6th edition, and should be centered left to right and about one-third from the top of the page. Your name and institutional affiliation will also be typed onto the title page, but not for this blinded version, the one that would be submitted to a journal for review.

After you have created your title page, then either use the page break or control/enter to force a second page. The second page will be your Abstract page.

Now that we have created two pages, we will now create the page header first for page two and then we will generate the Running head on page one.

  • √ Double click Header

  • √ Go to Insert
  • √ Click on Quick Parts

When you click on Quick Parts, go to Document Property, then Title:

You now have a place in which to insert your Running head/page header and a tool bar.

We will create the page header for page two and all of the following pages first. Notice that we are on the Abstract page which is page number two. As per APA 6th edition, we will type in a maximum of 50 characters of the title. Notice that the page header is entirely written in capital letters. Your page should resemble the following:

You must click out of title, but remain in the Header.

Step two: inserting the page number

  • √ Go to Design
  • √ Go to Position
  • √ Click on Insert Alignment Tab

  • √ Click on Right Alignment
  • √ OK

  • √ Go to Header&Footer
  • √ Click on Page Number
  • √ Current Position
  • √ Plain Number

**** Your page should resemble the following:

Step three: creating a different page

  • √ Go to Design
  • √ Go to Options
  • √ Click on icon with "Different First Page"

By following these steps, you have now created a page header that will be at the top of your manuscript for pages 2 through the end of the manuscript. We now have to create the Running head for page one.

To do this, move your cursor to page one, to where you have typed the title of your manuscript. You should notice that on page one, you do not have the page header that you typed previously. It is only present for pages 2 through the end of your manuscript.

Step four: adding a running head

  • √ Double click Header
  • √ Go to Insert
  • √ Click on Quick parts

Then the following screen will appear that will allow you to type in the information for your Running head for page one. Below the box where you will type in your Running head is a toolbox, the same one that was present when you typed in your page header information for page two.

When you click on Quick Parts, go to Document Property, then Title:

For the first page, we type in Running head: and then the same words we typed as our page header on page two.

Once your screen looks like the one below, where you have your Running head: followed by the same exact words you typed as your page header.

Now your first page, your title page looks like:

Step five: adding a page number

  • √ Go to Design
  • √ Go to Position
  • √ Click on Insert Alignment Tab

  • √ Click on Right Alignment
  • √ OK

  • √ Go to Header&Footer
  • √ Click on Page Number
  • √ Current Position
  • √ Plain Number

Your first page should resemble the following:

Moving your cursor to the second page shows that it reads as:

You can now create the rest of your manuscript. The page header on page two will reappear on the top of all of your remaining pages in your manuscript.

Questions & Answers

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There are lots of products of nano chemistry... Like nano coatings.....carbon fiber.. And lots of others..
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Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
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Application of nanotechnology in medicine
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Brian Reply
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industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
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Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
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what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
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The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
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