Paragraph citations for Internet references/APA Sixth Edition compliant

Apr 25, 2012 at 8:24 PM

Hello!  I have spent a great deal of time trying to research something I thought was simple.  In MS Word 2010 SP1 came with a new APA Sixth Edition-compliant XSL template.  Sixth edition APA citations require Internet-based websites without pagination to contain paragraph number(s) in citations.  For example a citation to an Internet reference might look like (Brown, 2012, para. 4).  The new XSL file only allows for page number references.  Any suggestions on how to deal with this?  Thank you ever so much!  Chris Brown

Apr 27, 2012 at 9:28 AM

Are paragraph numbers only needed for in-text citations and not in the final bibliography? If so, use the suffix option to specify them. For more information on the available options, see

Apr 27, 2012 at 12:50 PM
Edited Apr 27, 2012 at 12:52 PM

Hello Yves, thank you so much for the reply and tip! Yes, according to APA 6th edition, the paragraph reference is only required in the citation, not the reference. I didn’t know about the suffix switch – I just tried it and it is perfect. You are a lifesaver, and so is this site!!