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I'm currently writing my thesis and found a template which worked great at the start. Using the styles I am able to use Heading 1, Heading 2 and so on and as I start a new chapter the numbers increment. Heading 2 for example inserts 1.1, if I insert Heading 2 again it inserts 1.2 and so on. The only problem I'm having is with Heading 1. I want it to insert Chapter 1, Chapter 2 etc etc but at the moment it just inserts a black rectangle enter image description here

If I enter text I get the following enter image description here.

I've looked at the style for H1 but I cant see what I need to change

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Any help would be greatly appreciated

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Can you please add the contents of the style description to your question. I mean the box in the Modify Style window starting with "Font 22pt, Bold, Kern at 14pt" – Hand-E-Food Sep 1 '11 at 23:44
Font: 22 pt, Bold, Kern at 14 pt Line spacing: Double, Space After: 12 pt, Keep with next, Level 1 Tab stops: 0.63 cm, List tab, Outline numbered + Level: 1 + Numbering Style: One, Two, Three … + Start at: 1 + Alignment: Left + Aligned at: 0 cm + Indent at: 0 cm, Style: Quick Style Based on: Normal Following style: Normal I've started from scratch with a different template / style and its working. God knows what was wrong with the previous template? Thanks for helping – Bear Sep 3 '11 at 2:01

First thought:

In the Modify Style window, press Format, Borders.
Open the Shading tab.
Change Fill to No Color.

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Didn't work but thanks for the suggestion :-). If I select View->Outline and untick "Show Text Formatting" it displays the heading correctly??? I've started from scratch with a new template which has involved copying and pasting 50k words by section but the problem is now sorted. – Bear Sep 3 '11 at 1:59
I'm glad you got it going in the end. Sometimes cut-and-paste is the fastest solution. – Hand-E-Food Sep 3 '11 at 7:21

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