Formatting headings

This user guide can be used to format headings in the Preliminaries, Body and Addenda

 

1. Click Styles on the Dashboard

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2. A new window opens up

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3. Select the Style you would like to edit by clicking on the title

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4. A new window opens up and shows several Style tabs. Click on the Body (Preliminaries or Addenda) tab

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5. A new window opens up showing all the sections collapsed

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6. Open the Headings section

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7. There are two components: (a) setting the heading numbering style, and (b) creating templates for each heading level

8. Set the heading number by clicking the button for: list, outline or none, and then selecting the style using the drop-down menu. Your selection here will feed into the {HeadingNumber} data field in the heading template

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9. To create a template for each heading level, click on the object where the {HeadingNumber} and {Heading} data fields appear and a format menu will appear

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10. First, add any text you require before the data fields (e.g., Chapter, Part, Section), between the data fields (e.g., a colon, a dash or hit enter to move to a new line), or after the data fields (e.g., a full stop)

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11. Next, highlight the text you wish to format and use the formatting tools in the side menu (e.g., font, size, line spacing, bold, italics, underline and alignment)

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12. Change any other heading templates as required

13. To save your changes, click the Save Changes button on the top. Note that you cannot save changes to a Public Style. To do that you will need to click Save as new style and give it your different name

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Tips

  1. To preview your formatted headings, export your project using the Style you have just changed or saved
  2. To change the Style you are using for a specific project, return to the Dashboard and edit the Project Settings

 

See Also

  • Adding a writing object
  • Formatting paragraphs and quotes
  • Formatting lists
  • Formatting images
  • Formatting the Table of Contents
  • Video Guide

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