Mathematica notebooks provide a state-of-the-art technical document system as well as being the primary working environment. The tools for creating publication-quality documents include extensive capabilities for formatting and structuring text.
You can create title and section headings in a Mathematica notebook by choosing the appropriate cell style in the Format ► Style menu. Add a Title cell to your notebook by choosing Format ► Style ► Title:
Click the cell bracket to the right of the Input cell and change the style from Input to Text by using the Format ► Style ► Text menu item. Note that the converted text appears in a different font from the input:
You can also create automatically numbered cells by simply copying and pasting a cell that has already been numbered. When you paste the cell, the numbering will automatically update to reflect the appropriate count.
Similarly, you can add bulleted lists in Mathematica by using the Format ► Style menu. Click below the Text cell created in the first section to position the horizontal insertion bar. Then select Item from the Format ► Style menu.
You can control text background color as well as font face, family, and size through the Format menu.
You can also apply these changes at the cell level by selecting the cell bracket. Select the bracket of the Text cell, and apply a light blue background to the cell by using the Format ► Background Color menu item: