If you are using the right Style, this should happen automatically for you
The positioning of the chapter headings is set in the Style dialogue. Check what is set up for the heading Style you are using.
Click in one of the chapter headings and check the toolbar to see what Style is being used. The example below shows “Chapter Numbered”:
Then click on the icon to the left (highlighted with the red box) to open the Style dialogue.:
The positioning of the chapter heading is shown underlined in red, below.
Please note that not all templates have the same layout for the same named styles. So, in the example above “Chapter Numbered” is set 36 pts above. However, in a different template “Chapter Numbered” may be set to 72 pts above.
If you find your chapter headings are not set correctly - either the wrong Style is being used or the format is not as you want, there are a few options for how to resolve this.
To change the Style you are using for your headings to a different one:
- Click on one of your chapter headings.
- Then in the Style dialogue, making sure the current Style is selected (in the “Select” field), click on the “Mark” button. This will highlight all the lines in your text assigned this Style.
- Now go to the toolbar Style drop-down and select the different Style you want, e.g. Heading Centered. Once you select it, this will change all the relevant chapter headings in one go.
If the heading Style you are using isn’t set with the format you want and you don’t want to chose a different default Style, you can do one of the following:
If the Style is “local” (the “Available in all Papyrus documents (global)” option is unticked) you can edit the format.
The spacing above and below the headings, and option to start on a new page, can be set by clicking the “Advanced…” button next to “Paragraph format”.
Once you have made your changes, click “Apply” and all the headings assigned this Style will be updated.
If the Style is “global” (the “Available in all Papyrus documents (global)” option is ticked) create a new Style with the format you want. We don’t recommend editing global Styles as it could cause a conflict during future upgrades.
Even if the Style is “local” you can still chose to create a new Style. You can read about creating your own Styles in our Wiki article here.
Let me know how you get on.