Tutorial – 5

Applying styles

Creating section headings
  • Place the cursor where the new section heading needs to be created.
  • Do not type the digits of the section number or manually change it into a heading with the paragraph and font settings under the Home menu tab.
  • Instead, select the text, and apply a Heading style of the right level for consistent formatting and a uniform layout with a single click.
  • There are 5 pre-made levels, and heading levels can be changed with a single click.
  • To then insert a clickable link to a section (i.e., a cross reference) somewhere else in the text, place the cursor where the clickable link needs to be inserted, go to the References menu tab, select Cross-reference, look under Reference type for the heading, and then insert the cross reference by choosing Heading number under the Insert reference to drop-down menu.
  • The section can now be reached by holding the Ctrl key and clicking on the section number.
  • Note that the new heading will automatically be incorporated into the Table of Contents, after updating [see tutorial: Finishing up: Updating the Table of Contents].
  • Do not create headings inside a table.
  • For headings that do not require a designated section number, and that should remain absent from the Table of Contents, apply the Title Without Heading style; this style can be used inside a table.
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