How To: Create and Format Headers

Authors who use must adhere to strict formatting rules. When creating headers, please follow these instructions.


  • Headers should be arranged hierarchically
  • Begin with Heading 1
  • Do not go lower than Heading 4
  • Never use headings for paragraphs
  • Never begin a post with a header – always begin with some introductory text

Instructions for Creating a Header

To format a header, follow this procedure:

  1. Write the header
  2. Using the Format drop down menu, select the appropriate header option


    The Format Drop Down Menu

  3. Press <Return> or <Enter> on your keyboard to go to the next line

 Instructions for Changing a Header

To change a header, just put your cursor on the header and use the Format drop down menu to select the appropriate choice.

Helpful Video

This video may prove helpful.

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