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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

Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
is Bucky paper clear?
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
for screen printed electrodes ?
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
or in general
in general
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
On having this app for quite a bit time, Haven't realised there's a chat room in it.
what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
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how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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