Mac Users… as you may know, Microsoft removed the ability for software like ours to run inside of Microsoft Word 2016 for Mac. At Apple’s insistence, Microsoft disabled third-party Word add-ins so that it could be sold in the Mac App Store.
This only affected the Mac version of our software. PERRLA for APA/MLA for PC works perfectly with Word 2016 for Windows!
Good News! We are working on a completely new version of PERRLA for APA/MLA to work with Microsoft Word 2016 for Macs!
This new version of PERRLA for APA/MLA for Mac will run in parallel with Microsoft Word (to avoid the security issues that caused the initial problem) but will still manage the citations and references inside your Word document, as always.
We are working hard on this new version for Mac users and we expect to release it for this upcoming Fall semester.
In the meantime, if you have to write papers before this Fall, we’ll happily upgrade your PERRLA for APA/MLA account to PERRLA Complete. With PERRLA Complete, you can write your papers online without having to use Word. Or, you can create the title page, abstract, outline, citations, references, etc. in PERRLA Complete and then export the data as a Word document so you can type the body of your paper in Microsoft Word 2016 for Mac.
We’ll give you a project update this summer. Just know that this is important to us and we’re doing the right thing to get a great solution in your hands for Fall.