PERRLA vs Microsoft Word

People occasionally ask us to compare PERRLA to Microsoft Word’s APA or MLA reference tool. While we love Word – PERRLA integrates with it – there really is no comparison (see below).

Simply put, if part of your grade depends on the accuracy of your APA or MLA formatting, you need PERRLA.


  Word PERRLA
for APA
PERRLA
for MLA
PERRLA Complete
Number of APA 6th Edition reference types included 17 200+   200+
Number of MLA 7th Edition reference types included 17   300+ 300+
Sets your paper margins automatically
Sets your paper and text spacing automatically
Creates and formats your Reference page and Works Cited page automatically
Creates and formats your Title page automatically
Syncs your references across devices for future use
Creates perfectly formatted Abstracts
Corrections required after creating a reference 3 None None None
Corrections required after creating an in-text citations 2 None None None
Corrections required after creating a Reference or Works Cited page 2 None None None
Has totally awesome support No Yes Yes Yes
Lives, breathes, and sleeps paper formatting No Yes Yes Yes
Includes a comprehensive Paper Planner to guide you through the paper writing process
Integrates your paper steps with your Calendar so you can stay on track
Includes a dedicated Outline Editor for organizing your paper
Ability to create To-Do items to make your paper more manageable




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