I can modify the margins of the body of an apa6 class document by reloading the geometry package:


But the header of every page is badly aligned: enter image description here

how can I set a correct margin (flushing it to the right) of the page numbers?

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I am not sure why you would need to manually typeset the layout of the document. If you use the \documentclass[a4paper, noextraspace, man, natbib, 12pt]{apa6} options on the apa6 class header, you should have all that you need to the layout of a typical APA style manuscript.

You can use the \shorttitle{} to make the running head on each page after establishing your main title.

Therefore, your document may look something like

\documentclass[a4paper, noextraspace,man,natbib,12pt]{apa6}

%Insert packages you might like to load

\shorttitle{} %For Running Head


%Insert the body of text here


The apa6 class should automatically load the required formatting to your paper without having to manually set it across the document.

  • And how would I do this if I need specific margins? Also, I am not using the manuscript option, but the document option Apr 23, 2019 at 21:52
  • If you are writing a standard APA manuscript, you should just use the man option. Are you referring to specific margins outside of the standard ones provided by the APA6 class?
    – Jennifer
    Apr 23, 2019 at 23:14
  • Yes, I want different margins, not in the standard APA norm Apr 24, 2019 at 2:43
  • Are you using a standard apa6 class or article class? Using the package fancyhdr might help if you are using the article class. (overleaf.com/learn/latex/Headers_and_footers)
    – Jennifer
    Apr 24, 2019 at 2:50
  • The apa6 class, as explained in the question. Apr 24, 2019 at 2:54

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