Microsoft Word Heading Style format

Heading Style tool (Accessibility)

Well formatted Headings helps to make sure your Word Document meet the Global Accessibility Standard, this allows the reader to navigate between Headings to find the content they want.

By using the Heading style format, speech tools like Text to Speech are programmed to recognise them.

To add a Heading Style to your word document, navigate to the Home Tab in the ribbon and choose the Heading Style you want.

Word Document should retain the Heading Style even after you saved the document to another format, for example PDF format.

Headings should form an outline, using the Heading 1 style for the main heading, and Heading 2 for sub-headings. If there are additional levels of headings within the document’s outline, using Heading 3 etc.

When writing your Headings, make sure to Keep them short, Specific to the information and Clear to the point.

Change How Heading Styles Look

Right Click on the Heading Style and select Modify, in the Modify Style Window, you can choose the Font size, colour, weight and alignment, Select Ok when you have made your changes

Create your own custom Style Headings

In the Style Pane, click on the expand option icon near the bottom of the pane, you will be able to view your current default Heading Styles.

Click on the New Style option, this will bring up a new window where you can create a new Heading Style.

Once you have created your new Heading Style, the new Heading Style will be available in the Heading style options