Re: Outline numbering for headings

Subject: Re: Outline numbering for headings
From: Jay Maechtlen <techwriter -at- covad -dot- net>
To: Lauren <lt34 -at- csus -dot- edu>, TechWrl list <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Sat, 18 Aug 2007 16:30:35 -0700

Lauren wrote:
> Hi Zen,
> Why are Headings 1 and 2 based on no style and not Normal? Why is Heading 3
> based on 2? Styles should be based on Normal so that they pick up right
> font and other information kept in Normal. Base styles on other styles when
> a style specifically needs to inherit information from the base style.
That doesn't agree with what I've seen and heard as Word best practice.
Better to leave headings as a separate family, reduces changes of
surprise and problems.
I usually have each heading inherit from the one above it. Heading 1 may
be different enough to belong in a different family than the rest of
the headings.
I don't necessarily want headers to change if I tweak body fonts.
Of course, my body text usually uses a style called 'body text', which
might or might not inherit from Normal.

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