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Re: Word Headings and Title


From: Bevi Chagnon
Date: Aug 31, 2011 2:48PM

Yes, I agree.
I try to avoid the "Title" tag/heading because it can become confused with
the <Title> tag in HTML and that's really something different from what we
intend in a Word document.
I think we create a clearer hierarchy when H1 is the title of the document
with H2, H3, etc. afterwards.

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Sent: Wednesday, August 31, 2011 4:34 PM
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Subject: [WebAIM] Word Headings and Title

Hi Everyone,

I just wanted to confirm something about Word docs and making them

I have a document that was made with a title and then headings after that,
and I didn't think that was the best way to go (they chose these from the
home ribbon bar in Word). What I would do is make the title of the document
as the H1 and then the major categories would be H2 and any sub categories
as H3, so for example:

This is the title of the Word doc (H1)

Category 1 (h2)
sub category 1A (h3)
Sub category 1B (h3)
Category 2 (h2)
sub category 2A (h3)
Sub category 2B (h3)

Would you agree?