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Add Harvard AGPS Referencing Style in MS Word

Harvard AGPS is a popular variant of Harvard referencing and citation style. While MS Word comes with a lot of bibliography style prepackaged but there is no option for Harvard AGPS.

But, don’t worry. It is absolutely possible to add Harvard Referencing Style as an additional bibliography style to MS Word. Just follow the given below steps.

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Step 1

Download the addon file by clicking here.

Unzip the file and keep it in a safe location on your system.

Step 2

In the second step, we have to place this file along with other bibliography files in XML format.

If you are using MS Word up to 2010 version

It is pretty straightforward. Just go to the C drive, then program files, then Program file or Program file(x86) based on whether you are using 32 bit or 64 bit setup. In my case, I am using 32 bit setup. You have to find the Microsoft Office folder as shown in the image below.

I am using Office 2013, so it shows Office 15.

Find bibliography folder.

Select Style

Just paste here the Harvard addon file which you downloaded earlier.

Make sure to restart MS Office if it was opened during the process. If it was already closed, you are already good to go. Now when you open your MS Word you will see this additional referencing style in Citations and Bibliography tab as shown in below image.

Please note that above steps are intended for MS Word version 2010 or below. So, if you are using version 2013 onward, the method won’t work. I have installed it through alternative method which I am going to explain below.

MS Word version 2013 onwards

If you are using MS Word version 2013, 2016 or 2019, this method is for you.

Go to temp folder using %temp% command in RUN

Click AppData folder

Click Roaming

Click Microsoft

Click Bibliography

Click Style

And paste the downloaded addon file (in XML Stylesheet format, not in zip format).

You are good to go.

You will see the Harvard AGPS referencing style in your MS Word next time you open it.

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If you find this tutorial helpful please comment and let me know. If you still have any doubt then also let me know in the comment section. I will try to help you out.

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