Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
For example, the heading styles appear whenever you use the vertical scroll bar to skim a
document. You can collapse and expand headings by using the triangle button that appears just to the
left of a heading (shown in the margin). Headings appear in the Navigation pane when you search
for text. They can be used when creating a table of contents. And they’re used in Word’s Outline
mode. These abundant examples are noted throughout this topic.
Try to make headings one line long.
You can break up long headings between two lines: Press Shift+Enter to create a soft return in
the middle of a long heading.
When you’re done typing a heading formatted with Heading 1 or Heading 2 or another heading
level, press the Enter key. Automatically, the following paragraph is formatted using the Normal
style. Normal is the “follow-me” style used for all Word heading styles. Refer to the sidebar
“The follow-me style,” later in this chapter, to find out how it works.
Word’s predefined Title style isn’t a heading style.
You can create your own heading styles. The secret is to set an outline level for the
heading style in the Paragraph formatting dialog box. See the section “Make Your Own Styles,”
later in this chapter, for the details.
Checking the current style
You can discover which style is applied to your text by seeing which style is highlighted in the Style
Gallery or in the Styles task pane. To be more specific, you can use the Style Inspector, as shown in