Not quite sure I follow that.
To have the Chapter Number above the Chapter topic, have you tried simply using a soft return?
Inspector > Text > More > Pagination & Break > Keep lines together
Or if you need two separate paragraphs:
Inspector > Text > More > Pagination & Break > Keep with following paragraph
Peter, I styled the wording of the chapter title (e.g. apples) with my heading1 styling and my sub-chapter titles were heading2. The text is a different font, different color, different size, different everything. It seems that the epub program has an automatic format to start a new page with each new header. That's what I'm trying to work around. (Originally I styled both the numeral and the chapter title as "heading 1" and it gave each a different page!)
I am in the process of removing all headers and styling everything manually (which is how it was originally) just to avoid this problem.
I'm having my e-book done through a publisher (this will be self-published), so I'll be giving them a .docx and they'll convert it to .html (filtered) then .epub. so I need something that creates my Table of Contents as I'd like it, without messing up the text of the book.
I can give them a list of what I want in the Table of Contents, and have them manually do it, but the TOC may or may not come out how I want it to come out. My preference is to have something automatic. I wanted the sub-units (heading 2) in the TOC but that will never work since I have over 200 of them and it's too much for them to do manually. It's a very slow process.