Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Working with Outlines
ChAPTER 13
Working with Outlines
Getting Started Outlining in Word 2010 . . . . . . . . . . . . 413
The Basics of a Good Outline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 414
Eleven Reasons to Outline Your Next
Complex Project . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 415
Viewing a Document in Outline View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 417
Creating a New Outline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 421
Choosing Outline Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 422
Working with Headings in Outline View . . . . . . . . . . . . 426
Displaying Outline and Print Layout View at the
Same Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 428
Changing Your Outline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 429
Printing Your Outline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 431
The Navigation Pane vs. Using Outline View . . . . . . . . . 433
What’s Next? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 434
A re you a collector of good content? If you’re like me, you might keep a notes file
open alongside your Word document (or a OneNote side note, poised and ready
for good ideas you find) so that you can copy and paste or snip the content and
tuck it away for later. In this age of reusable content, being able to work with the “big
picture” of your ideas, assigning them specific tags or themes, and categorizing them into
sections or larger frameworks of content seems like a smart way to manage the volumes of
information that pour your way.
You can use the Outline view in Microsoft Word 2010 to work specifically with the big
picture of your document, no matter if you are working on a 20-page annual report, a
500-page book project, or something in-between. Whether you collaborate or work solo,
whether you incorporate diagrams and sophisticated charts or stick with text, Outline view
can help you organize your thoughts and your words as you move your project toward the
finish line.
This chapter introduces you to the various outlining capabilities of Word 2010. Along the way
you’ll learn about all the different tools designed to help you take the big picture and relate
it to the smaller details that are so important to the overall low of your larger project.
Getting Started Outlining in Word 2010
Word 2010—like its predecessors—includes an Outline view that enables you to focus on
managing the sections in your document. When you display Outline view by clicking the
Outline view tool in the lower-right corner of the screen or clicking Outline on the View
tab, the Outlining tab offers just what you need to control the display of your outline and
modify the headings to it your needs. Simply point and click to set the level of display that
you want to show in your outline, turn formatting on and off, and tweak the outline as your
document needs demand (see Figure 13-1).
413
Search JabSto ::




Custom Search