[OS X TeX] LaTeX and APA
Alan T Litchfield
alan at alphabyte.co.nz
Fri Mar 18 20:55:59 CET 2011
I have just been through this exercise. There are some differences
between 5th and 6th which are handled with biblatex, but there is a
fair amount of work required to enable them. Once done then it is
pretty automatic, until you find something else that is non-conforming
and you have to do more set up work.
Erik Meijer has built a new version of apacite that is 6th ready and
fully automatic. My advice would be to use that.
On 19/03/2011, at 4:35 AM, Alan Munn wrote:
> If you are mainly concerned about the formatting of citations/
> bibliography, then the biblatex-apa style for biblatex is the most
> up-to-date that I am aware of. It implements the 6th ed. APA guide.
> biblatex-mla is usable with the apa documentclass if you load it
> with the [noapacite] option.
> Switching from apacite to biblatex is pretty straightforward; you
> don't need to change you bib file, but you may need to adjust the
> actual citation commands to match the biblatex-apa cite commands.
> so a basic document would be
> There's been a very recent update to biblatex-apa (last few days) so
> make sure your distribution is up-to-date.
> On Mar 18, 2011, at 9:16 AM, LuKreme wrote:
>> I'm wondering what the current status of APA support in TeX is?
>> I've seen mention of an apa class for 5th edition, and a sort of
>> update for 6th edition, though this states that the apa class is
>> 'more capable'.
>> I have to submit some papers and they have to be checked against
>> APA6, and the TA who is doing the checking is… well, let's be kind
>> and say she is detail oriented.
>> apacite and mslsapa also seem to reference the 5th edition.
>> "Rosa sat, so Martin could walk. Martin walked, so Obama could run.
>> Obama ran, so our children can fly." (paraphrased from NPR)
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> Alan Munn
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