Can you advise how to distinguish heading styles in a document?
I write informal (i.e. for internal use, not published) technical specifications, and they're structured (e.g. with chapters, sections, subsections). I want that structure to be visible when the document is being read (so that the user knows whether they're about to read a subsection or whether they're about to start a new chapter).
Ideally I'd like a scheme which:
- Supports three, and preferably four of more, levels of heading
- Looks fine on paper
- Doesn't use section numbering (e.g. prepending a title with a number like
2.3.2to show that this is the 2nd subsection of the 3rd section of the 2nd chapter)
As an example of the problem, here's a screenshot of a document produced with default Libre Office style:
Here the "Introduction" is a "Heading 1" style which is 18.2 pt font, and "CAP-related protocols" is a "Heading 2" style which is 16.1 pt font (Heading 3 is 14.1 pt font, Heading 4 is italic and 13.3 pt font).
My problem is that I can barely see the difference between the two illustrated headings: I wouldn't know that the second is a sub-heading of the first, not a new peer at the same level as the first.