Titles used within Microsoft Word should be formatted as headings.1
1. Select (highlight) the text you want to make a heading.
2. On the Home tab, in the Styles Group, choose the appropriate heading level from the Styles options.
When using the different heading styles, it is important to use them in the correct order. Headings draw a visual persons attention to a specific area. Headings are also a major way of navigation with a screen reader utilized by non-visual individuals.
1. Heading 1 is like the title of a book and is the highest level of headings. Usually there is only one per page. Heading 2s are like chapter titles. Heading 3s are sub-sections of those chapters, and so on.
2. If you wish, heading styles can be modified to match your own formatting.
3. Heading order is also similar to an outline. It is helpful to view the Navigation Pane while applying structure to a word document, so you can see the headings in an outline style format to make sure you haven't skipped a heading level.
4. Don't skip heading levels.