Todd DeVries
2. April 2017 um 01:47 via Postbox
Hello everyone,

Thanks to all who helped me better understand the issues surrounding my
question. The document style I am following requires that the
first three headings are included in the table of contents. Headings
one and two are easy, as they stand on lines by themself. Heading three
must be aligned with the left margin in bold and followed by a period.
The rest of the paragraph or paragraphs folllow.

This style makes sense visually, bold text at the margin represents a
change in topic. less so when reading or editing with audio output (My
computer does not have a monitor attached.) Using good sectioning
allows one to fold the document for navigation and organization.
Consider how Org-mode in Emacs works as an analogue. I started thinking
that life would be easier if heading level 3 sections could be both
structural, for navigation, and visual, inline with their first

This idea holds true both in source text and in the pdf output.
Properly tagged pdf documents allow one to jump by structural elements
(heading to heading, paragraph to paragraph. In a perfect world one
could have it both ways: a structural element like a section, but placed
inline as though it were just another layout token. The audio using
tagged structure indicates a topic change, while those using their eyes
just see the bold text.

Hopefully this short explanation adequately describes my reason for
addressing the list.

The inline heading in your example doesn’t work because \startparagraph
forces the end of a paragraph for the preceding text.

As you want only tags for the content of your paragraph you can enclose
your text in \bpar … \epar instead of \startparagraph … \stopparagraph.