I am using cascading numbered headings (chapter 1, chapter 1.1, chapter 1.2, chapter 1.2.1, etc) in Google Docs. I would like to format these so that they're all aligned with the left margin of the document.
Unfortunately, by default, lower-level headings are always indented to the right (e.g. a second-level heading like "chapter 1.2" has a left indent of 1.9 cm). Additionally, the only way to create lower-level headings (e.g. "chapter 1.1.2") is through the
increase indent button, which indents that heading even further to the left. In other words, it looks like this:
I can only move individual headings "manually" (i.e. select an existing heading, and changing its indentation - either through moving the markers in the ruler, or through
Format --> Align --> Indentation options). If I create a new heading further down the document, or modify an existing heading (by, for example, changing its heading level from 1.2 to 1.2.1, by using the
increase/decrease indent buttons), then that heading reverts back to its default indentation (further to the left than I would like).
I have tried updating the heading style (by aligning a heading as above, and then updating that heading's style through
Format --> Paragraph style --> Heading <X> --> Update heading to match, but it has no effect.
Is there a way to set up a Google Docs document so that:
- All numbered headings are aligned with the left margin (left indent = 0) by default?
- That left indent doesn't change when I change a heading's level (i.e. change "chapter 2" to "chapter 2.1")?