Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Formatting Columns and Sections
While that’s convenient if you happen to be working in Outline view, there’s no reason to
switch to Outline view to jump to a heading. A much better tool for that purpose is the
Navigation pane. (For details, see “Navigating Within a Document” on page 203.)
Notice that the Navigation pane has many of the capabilities of Outline view. It shows a
hierarchically organized outline of your document headings. You can selectively expand
and collapse the hierarchy by clicking the triangle next to a heading name. And, just as you
can in Outline view, you can drag headings up or down within the Navigation pane to
reorganize your document; all subheadings and body text move with the heading you move.
Other outlining features are exposed when you right-click a heading in the Navigation
pane, as shown here.
Formatting Columns and Sections
Word uses sections to enable the independent formatting of parts of a document that have
a different page layout. A section break separates each part that has different page
margins, different orientation, a different column layout, or even different headers and footers.
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