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PERRLA for APA

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Windows Vista / XP / 7, Mac OS X
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (151 customer reviews) 11 answered questions

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Product Features

  • 100% compliant with the APA Manual (kept up-to-date at all times)
  • Install on up to 3 computers that you own - PC and Mac
  • Seamlessly integrates with Microsoft Word (Mac use requires Word 2011)
  • Reference Wizard walks you through, step by step, creating 200+ APA reference types
  • Includes 12 months of unlimited updates and our legendary Customer Support

System Requirements

  • Platform:    Windows Vista / XP / 7, Mac OS X
  • Media: CD-ROM

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PERRLA for APA + Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th Edition + APA: The Easy Way! [Updated for APA 6th Edition]
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Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 0.3 ounces
  • ASIN: B006T4SQG6
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: January 3, 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (151 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #181 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

Product Description

Since we introduced PERRLA in 1998, it has been used by more than 285,000 students on over 3,000 university campuses. PERRLA seamlessly integrates with Microsoft WORD and automatically formats your paper in accordance with APA style requirements. The Reference Wizard steps you through more than 200 APA reference types. Simply fill in the blanks and PERRLA creates your in-text citation and automatically builds your reference list. It also saves each reference in a database for future use. Students love us because PERRLA is so easy to use and OUR CUSTOMER SUPPORT IS THE BEST in the industry. Teachers recommend us because they know a PERRLA paper is a perfectly formatted paper.


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66 of 70 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect stress free APA papers! February 6, 2012
PERRLA for APA is a true blessing. After returning to school after 25 years, I was overwhelmed with the writing requirements. A classmate told me about PERRLA and I purchased it the same night. I must say that it was the best purchase I have ever made! It made writing a paper in APA format easy and stress free. I never had points taken off my papers for not having the correct format. Using PERRLA for APA made me successful at writing papers and added significantly to my graduating GPA of 3.962. I highly recommend this purchace to anyone attending college or required to write in APA format. It will lower your stress level significantly!
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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perrla for APA January 28, 2012
For someone going back to college after a 30 year absence, PERRLA is a life saver. It is worth $1000's in stress reduction and a full head of hair! Thank you PERRLA for making the APA requirements easy to follow and simple to master, even for an old timer college student. It integrated perfectly with WORD and makes writing papers as simple as possible.
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48 of 57 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Waste of Money October 18, 2012
By BandDad
Microsoft Word already does all this for you. I find the Perrla way of adding references clunky and time consuming compared to the smooth flow of Microsoft Word. If you want to insert references go to the references tab. The hardest thing to do (and it is NOT hard at all) is to find the APA format templates. Click New --> Available Templates Pops Up ---> Click the Reports icon under office.com (scroll dooown) ---> Academic Papers icon ---> APA Format paper; MLA format paper et al. Then the format will be saved to your Recent Templates folder when you click New whenever you want to access the template for a new APA paper. The only plus is you can paste your citation into a box that formats the citation in the correct font and punctuation, this is not worth $35 to me. It's not that hard to get a quick cheat sheet for free and tape it to my folder.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars APA...Help is here! February 2, 2012
By Tranton
APA...Help is here!
I went back to college after many years to get a second degree. I was confronted with APA and had no idea what I was doing. Thanks to PERRLA for APA, my papers had the correct format and I learned what APA was all about. PERRLA saved me hours of work. A must have for any undergraduate or graduate student.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars PERRLA is great software!!! March 17, 2012
By JaneR
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I purchased this software because the online class I was taking requires a paper a week, each one in APA style. This software has saved me a ton of time trying to get all the elements of APA style correct - the software does it for me.

They have a very comprehensive website that tells you all about the software, and has videos so you can get a clear picture of how it works. [...] Works in MLA style too.

It was recommended to me by a friend who also takes college classes. I owe her big time, this is great software and I highly recommend it.

As far as working with this company goes, no problems at all. They shipped quickly, it arrived quickly, all was good. I would order from this company again.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Healthy skeptic turned true believer. October 15, 2012
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I went into this purchase like I go into anything, very skeptical. Look let's be honest, formatting a paper is not rocket science. It does not require much practice to get the hang of it either. I have been writing APA format for several years now and I have never been docked points for format issues. With all this said though, I would still buy this software. Sure you can easily format a paper, but you can also just as easily turn the channel on your tv manually as opposed to using the remote. The context is in the ease of use and the time it saves.

This software is very easy to use and walks you through any questions you may run into. Once you install the software it automatically creates an add-in function to Word, which integrates very nicely. This software also gives you ease of mind. Instead of proof reading your work for APA format errors you can instead focus on proper grammar and sentence flow. This easily shaves off about 30 minutes to an hour of assignment time when you consider initial formatting and proof reading formatting (not to mention the headaches of referencing).

This product delivers. The proof is in the pudding. The rating on this product sits at a very high score and it is very well deserved. I would recommend this software to freshmen and upperclassmen in a heart beat. These guys really did a good job.

Quick note: I notice that there is a couple lower scores on this review, but after reading them I am forced to believe that it is probably due to human error on their part. It seems that one of their customer reps has done a pretty thorough job trying to rectify the problem but there has been zero reply from the person complaining. Seems to me if I had a real problem I might try to have customer service resolve the issue.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Got me the "A" for paper April 27, 2012
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Incredible software. I was losing points for citing when the content was excellent so I bought Perrla. What a difference! I use about 16-20 cites per 4 page paper for my third year nursing class in APA style with a paper a week.

It is so gratifying to not lose significant points for APA style 6th edition when a passing grade is an 82% or B- for my college major. Thanks Perrla!
Oh yes, I bought the hard copy version, installed with no problem and was writing my paper within minutes of installation. However, I did carefully watch those videos on their site first when I test drove their online download version, and liked it so much I promptly bought the hard copy. Just wish I had it earlier.

I got 100% for the first paper I used for PERRLA, unlike the last paper without PERRLA that had about 12 citations/references). It is nice to get points for your thoughts and not have to worry about all those cites. I can't stand using the APA style 6th edition, but apparently this is what a number of colleges require you to write in. Yecch.

Just have to be careful to not leave spaces after your entries or when you double check your references, you will see spaces where there shouldn't be and don't add commas or punctuation if the box that pops up on that particular reference says to not use any punctuation.

Really, I wish I used it from the beginning, now I am trying to catch up on all the points I lost to get that "A" for the class.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars SAVED MY SOUL>>>>>
It makes writing 11-16 page papers a lot easier. When you can focus on your writing and not your formatting, it makes a huge difference in time management. Read more
Published 21 hours ago by David
5.0 out of 5 stars did my first paper
I wrote my first paper for my business management class in apa style using pearla. When my professor finished grading our papers I recieved a score of 100. Read more
Published 2 days ago by Gregory L Hollon
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Buy!!!
Great Buy!!!
Published 4 days ago by dcnavy
5.0 out of 5 stars A great tool to have
It's a must to have if you're in college. It tells you when your punctuation is wrong for essay. A great tool to have!
Published 17 days ago by Veronica Griffin
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
It is very complicated and does not help at all.
Published 22 days ago by Marina Volodina
4.0 out of 5 stars I love this!
This would get 5 stars of you doesn't have to close the application to start another. I love this!
Published 1 month ago by Katie
1.0 out of 5 stars Do not rely on it! Does not update unless ...
Do not rely on it! Does not update unless you purchase update yearly. Apa format not formatted according to apa guidelines .
Published 1 month ago by Nilda L.Vega
5.0 out of 5 stars Great product for any APA writer!
Fantastic product. A+++++ This product provides you with up to three computers, one year support, and the material it provides is worth every penny I spent. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Seahawksgirl
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
This has helped me in my drifting task. It is worth the money.
Published 1 month ago by Larry R Long
3.0 out of 5 stars Not so helpful if you are importing already written papers into it -...
I was disappointed to see that the program didn't do some of the things I needed, but assume that was my error. I should have read more carefully before I purchased it. Read more
Published 1 month ago by kittehkat
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