Headings and Subheadings

Although in the writing of Academic essays, the use of headings and subheadings is not encouraged, it is quite different in the business context.

The use of headings and sub-headings provides benefits for the reader and the writer:

Benefits of headings for the reader

Benefits of headings for the writer

In a Microsoft Word document, it is highly recommended that headings and sub-headings are changed to a “heading style”.

microsft word styles

There is a short cut key combination. To change any line to a heading style, depress and hold down the ALT and SHIFT keys simultaneously, and then tapping the LEFT ARROW key ONCE. This is perhaps the easiest method.

Using Microsoft Styles for your headings will have the added benefit of enabling you to create an automatic Table of Contents.



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