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Since neither program is known "user-friendliness", the interaction between the two can be predictably tedious and frustrating. The process of converting a standard SPSS table to APA format can become overwhelming when you have an entire manuscript worth of tables.
The table on the right more closely aligns with APA format than the table on the left in several ways: The title has been changed from center justified and bold to left justified, italics, and NOT bold  above-right; APA format.
The table borders have been adjusted appropriately details of specific changes to follow shortly. The default font type and size has been changed to Times New Roman 12pt. The adjustments to SPSS that are needed to produce tables like the ones on the right are only necessary to be made once, after which the adjustments are made automatically by SPSS and you'll find all of your future tables are ready for insertion into your APA manuscript immediately after analysis.
The necessary changes can be accomplished in 3 steps: Produce an initial table for alteration using any analysis; a simple frequency table is sufficient.
From there, you can simply run your analyses as you typically would and your tables should be formatted in APA format. Let's get into the specifics about how to accomplish these three steps For our purposes, a simple frequency does the trick in the SPSS drop-down menus, navigate to: Once your table is produced belowright click on the table and click on "Edit Content" and then either "In Viewer" or "In Separate Window" it doesn't really matter which you choose, for our purposes.
After clicking on "Edit Look First, the "Cell Formats" tab above: On the "Cell Formats" screen, you are able to adjust: We will only be changing the "Text" and "Alignment" settings. We'll deal with the "Text" first.
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