Formatting Options

There are a few different styles you can choose from in Vellum. All layouts have options for drop caps.

Meridian

This is a modern, fairly simple style with options for centre-aligned or left-aligned chapter headings. Some colour is used in this layout (black and white for print). It’s well suited for most contemporary fiction and nonfiction.

Here are the three options for chapter headings:

Trace

Trace is a clean and simple style with options for centre-aligned chapter headings. It’s well suited for contemporary fiction, sci-fi, and nonfiction.

Here are the three options for chapter headings:

Artisanal

This style has some more decorative chapter heading options, which are all centre-aligned. Depending on the heading used, it can work well for romance, women’s fiction, or nonfiction.

Here are the chapter heading options:

Kindred

Kindred has a number of decorative chapter heading options (all centre-aligned), which can work well for romance, historical, fantasy, or contemporary fiction, depending on which you choose.

Here are your chapter heading options:

Sudo

Sudo has a definite futuristic feel with options for chapter headings that are centre-aligned or left-aligned. It works well for sci-fi, time travel, etc.

Here are the chapter heading options:

Oxford

Oxford has a historical feel with centre-aligned chapter heading options. It’s great for historical fiction and fantasy.

Here are the header options (note the option for a drop cap with a more historical feel):

Parcel

This style is simple and contemporary with centre-aligned chapter headings. Depending on the option chosen, it would work well for contemporary fiction as well as nonfiction.

Here are your chapter heading options:

Please note, this is how the colour headers look in print:

Chroma

Chroma is contemporary with colour blocks (black and white in print format or on a black and white e-reader like the Kindle Paperwhite), with options for chapter headings that are centre-aligned, or left or right. It is best suited to nonfiction, but could also work for contemporary fiction or even sci-fi.

Here are your chapter headers for Chroma:

And here are examples of how some headers look in print and on a black and white e-reader: