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Headings and subheadings

Use headings and subheadings to group similar parts of a questionnaire and to give respondents a quick indication of the broad topics covered. This can also make a large questionnaire appear less complex by breaking up large chunks of questions. Headings and subheadings should be chosen with care because they can cause respondents to judge what the section includes, sometimes resulting in respondents not reading the questions carefully if they feel the section does not apply, or skipping the section entirely.

Text format

Use sentence case for headings and subheadings (ie use a capital for the first word and for words that usually take a capital, eg acronyms, countries, agencies).

Indent the heading and subheading text 10mm, so that aligns with the start of the question text.

See text style for heading and subheading guidelines.

Banners

Place heading and subheading text in banners to increase visibility.

Banners are separate 100 percent coloured boxes.

Heading banners should be sized 140mm x 7mm.

Subheading banners should all be the same size, at least 10mm shorter than the heading banner.

Ensure heading banners are not wider than 75 percent of the page. If they span across the whole page they can interfere with document scanning and recognition equipment.

Align banners to the left margin.

Example of a heading banner

Image, Example of a heading banner.

Example of a subheading banner

Image, Example of a subheading banner.

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