Working with Headings in PDF

Apply Numbering Style in Heading

Headings are the important parts of any document. Writers always try to make headings more prominent and meaningful to its readers. If there are more than one headings in a document, a writer has several options to organize these headings. One of the most common approach to organize headings is to write headings in Numbering Style.

Aspose.PDF for .NET offers many pre-defined numbering styles. These pre-defined numbering styles are stored in an enumeration, NumberingStyle. The pre-defined values of NumberingStyle enumeration and their descriptions are given below:

Heading Types Description
NumeralsArabic Arab type,for example, 1,1.1,…
NumeralsRomanUppercase Roman upper type, for example, I,I.II, …
NumeralsRomanLowercase Roman lower type, for example, i,i.ii, …
LettersUppercase English upper type, for example, A,A.B, …
LettersLowercase English lower type, for example, a,a.b, …
The Style property of Aspose.PDF.Heading class is used to set the numbering styles of the headings.
Figure: Pre-defined numbering styles
The source code, to obtain the output shown in the above figure, is given below in the example.
// The path to the documents directory.
string dataDir = RunExamples.GetDataDir_AsposePdf_Headings();

Document pdfDoc = new Document();
pdfDoc.PageInfo.Width = 612.0;
pdfDoc.PageInfo.Height = 792.0;
pdfDoc.PageInfo.Margin = new Aspose.Pdf.MarginInfo();
pdfDoc.PageInfo.Margin.Left = 72;
pdfDoc.PageInfo.Margin.Right = 72;
pdfDoc.PageInfo.Margin.Top = 72;
pdfDoc.PageInfo.Margin.Bottom = 72;

Aspose.Pdf.Page pdfPage = pdfDoc.Pages.Add();
pdfPage.PageInfo.Width = 612.0;
pdfPage.PageInfo.Height = 792.0;
pdfPage.PageInfo.Margin = new Aspose.Pdf.MarginInfo();
pdfPage.PageInfo.Margin.Left = 72;
pdfPage.PageInfo.Margin.Right = 72;
pdfPage.PageInfo.Margin.Top = 72;
pdfPage.PageInfo.Margin.Bottom = 72;

Aspose.Pdf.FloatingBox floatBox = new Aspose.Pdf.FloatingBox();
floatBox.Margin = pdfPage.PageInfo.Margin;


TextFragment textFragment = new TextFragment();
TextSegment segment = new TextSegment();

Aspose.Pdf.Heading heading = new Aspose.Pdf.Heading(1);
heading.IsInList = true;
heading.StartNumber = 1;
heading.Text = "List 1";
heading.Style = NumberingStyle.NumeralsRomanLowercase;
heading.IsAutoSequence = true;


Aspose.Pdf.Heading heading2 = new Aspose.Pdf.Heading(1);
heading2.IsInList = true;
heading2.StartNumber = 13;
heading2.Text = "List 2";
heading2.Style = NumberingStyle.NumeralsRomanLowercase;
heading2.IsAutoSequence = true;


Aspose.Pdf.Heading heading3 = new Aspose.Pdf.Heading(2);
heading3.IsInList = true;
heading3.StartNumber = 1;
heading3.Text = "the value, as of the effective date of the plan, of property to be distributed under the plan onaccount of each allowed";
heading3.Style = NumberingStyle.LettersLowercase;
heading3.IsAutoSequence = true;

dataDir = dataDir + "ApplyNumberStyle_out.pdf";