headings and subheadings
Capitalization of same-level headings must be consistent. You can use title case or sentence case, but must use the same case for all headings of the same level. This also applies to captions of tables, figures, etc.
Numbering chapters, headings and subheadings is not mandatory, but the heading levels must be clearly distinguished. If you do number the headings, the numbering must be sequential and accurate. Please use bolding or a larger font to ensure they are easy to find. Italics are not as effective, as they do not reproduce as clearly on a screen. Do not use coloured headings.
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An example of a subheading is a title over the information provided on a specific detail in an article.
Headings provide a clear structure for how information is organised on a page, and highlight the key messages. People use headings to understand how different areas of text are related.
The Readability Guidelines include detailed guidelines on the following topics: