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I'm using Expression Web as an editor, so maybe that is a problem.
But if someone could tell me how to use these tags in the middle of a sentence without having a mandatory hard return, that would be great.
Block-level and inline elements
Certain HTML elements that may appear in BODY are said to be "block-level" while others are "inline" (also known as "text level"). The distinction is founded on several notions:<snip/>
htmlhelp.com - HTML 4 Block-Level Elements [htmlhelp.com]
Most HTML 4 elements permitted within the BODY are classified as either block-level elements or inline elements. Block-level elements typically contain inline elements and other block-level elements. When rendered visually, block-level elements usually begin on a new line.
The following are defined as block-level elements in HTML 4:<snip/>
HTML tags are for content
Use CSS to control the presentation - for example, to over-ride the defaults
By 'default', header tags are 'block-level'
With CSS, you can over-ride the defaults (from 'block' to 'inline') but I strongly recommend caution and suggest that you do some homework; plan your desired 'look and feel' first and implement it only when you're confident you have devised the most effective and efficient method to maintain it
Like oluoch above, I wonder why you want to use header tags in the middle of a sentence - there's more than one way to skin a cat...
If you want/need extra emphasis on certain words, apply a 'semantic' class name to an enveloping span