Running heads

A running head is a continuation heading, positioned within a data column and taking up space just as a normal heading would. In the following example, a level 1 running head is declared at the beginning of each chapter, and a level 2 running head is declared at the beginning of each section:

TopLeaf supports up to five levels of running heads, with level 1 the most important and level 5 the least. When a running head is assigned or cancelled, all lower levels are automatically cancelled. It is not necessary that running head levels be contiguous — it is quite valid to set running head levels 2 and 4 without setting the intervening running head levels. Running heads are cancelled from an End Tag mapping.

Running heads will only appear if they have been enabled in the Layout Editor. Each data block has its own setting for controlling running heads and feet.

If the page layout specifies running feet (for example, Continued next page/column), then a running foot will be set at the bottom of a page or column if a Level 1 running head is in force.

The formatting style for each running head is specified via a set of predefined mappings $runheadN (where N is the level number 1–5). These mappings are displayed under the note group. See Notes for details.

All running heads are cleared at a page segment boundary (for example, when changing from single column to double column layout). As a consequence, their use is not recommended on pages that use more than one page type.