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The Heading User Item adds heading text to the content of a page. The Heading Item may also add text or HTML following the heading.

A Heading is a Content Item and does not create a page of its own. You must add it to a Page User Item or you will not see its content.

You may use Text Codes in the Text property.



The Title property defines the text of the heading that is added to the page, and also identifies the User Item in the User Items list.


See Enabled in the Common Properties section of the User Items help page.

Page Break Before

If Page Break Before is checked, Gedcom Publisher will add page-break-before: always to the CSS styles for the heading, and many e-book readers will begin the content for the first person on a new page. Unfortunately, some e-book readers do not honor the page-break-before property.

Heading Level

The Heading Level property determines which HTML element is used to render the heading, h2, h3, etc.

Choose the heading level based on the hierarchy of the content on the page and not on the appearance of the different headings. So, if the last heading was at level 2, and the next section of content is logically one-level more detailed and part of the previous heading, choose "h2".

Gedcom Publisher uses an h1 element to render the page title. For that reason, it is usually best to use a heading element with a higher number, h2, h3, etc.


See Clear in the Common Properties section of the User Items help page.


If you enter text or HTML into the Text textbox, Gedcom Publisher will add that text to the page after the heading. Use the Edit > Open Editor... command (F7) to open an editor window that is suitable for editing multi-line text values.

Anchor Name

If you specify an Anchor Name, the Heading User Item will add a link target at the location of the heading. The Anchor Name must be unique within the entire book. You may add an Anchor Link User Item or Anchor Link Text Code to create a link to the heading from elsewhere in the book. See the Anchors page for more details.