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The purpose of blockquotes is to highlight a part of a text visually, and they're commonly used in poetry, prose, drama, and research studies that use APA referencing.
Moreover, in the modern era, when nearly everything is typed on a computer, we need writing software that enables us to create blockquotes, in addition to features like moving and adding tables, applying images behind the text, and working on the same document with colleagues.
And that software is Google Documents.
So, if you use Google Docs to write and want to format a blockquote in your text, this guide will show you how to do it in a few easy steps.
If you're following the APA block quotation format, you have to follow a few guidelines to make this right.
From the formatting options choose “First line”.
The quotation block will look like this:
It is best to use block quotes when the exact wording of the quoted text is very important to your argument.
You can find blockquotes in scientific studies or through analysis where word-for-word citations are needed.
Additionally, according to Western Oregon University block quotes can be found in poetry, play, and prose.
On the other hand, if you are using Word for editing documents, check out how to remove an anchor in Word