Running heads

A running head is used to provide context for a section of a document that extends over a number of pages. A typical usage is to repeat the title of the section and add “continued”. The following is an example of this as well as the use of a “running foot” to show that the section continues.

Running heads and feet are placed in the same area as the page content. To place a continuation heading outside of this area use a header or footer mapping.

To create a running head, use the Assign content to running head property of the mapping. The running head will stay in effect until it is replaced by different content, or it is cancelled by a mapping with the Cancel running head property set.

The style and content of a running head is set by one of the note mappings. A running foot is enabled whenever a running head is active.

The note mappings allow you to add content to the text that is displayed. For example, the “— continued” in the example above would be specified by the mapping post-content. The content for a running foot is entirely determined by the mapping.

The appearance of running heads and feet can be enabled and disabled by options in the layout.

There are five running head levels arranged in a hierarchy. These can be used to reflect the document structure. For example, the level 1 running head could be used for the chapter title, level 2 for the section title, level 3 for a subsection, and so on. Defining a running head has the effect of cancelling all the lower level running heads. For example, defining a level 3 running head will cancel levels 4 and 5.

[Note] Note

The data column width determines the maximum available measure for a running head and running foot. For this reason, running heads are automatically reset at any forced segment boundary (for example, when changing from a single column to a double column layout). The inclusion of running heads is not recommended on pages assembled using more than one page type.