Use narrative text, the body-level topic, to add descriptions and other writing to an outline. Body level is associated with the parent topic, though it can move independently. Use the ctrl+shift+N shortcut to create a body level or narrative text item. The body-level item is the same as the Normal paragraph in a Word document. Manipulate the outline to show only the first line of a long, narrative text entry.
- Narrative text is my description for a body text…entry in a Word outline document.…It may seem useless or confusing,…but I think it's handy once you know how it works…and how best to put it to use in your outline.…Body text fits below a topic,…like the first paragraph is to a heading,…which is an accurate description.…You create body text just as if you…were making a new topic.…Press Enter and choose Body Text…from the outline-level menu.…
You can also click the Demote to Body Text button.…Body text moves around when you select the topic,…like any subtopic, but you can also move it independently.…Unlike moving topics, rearranging body text entries…doesn't promote them or demote them to another level.…They stay body text no matter which topic they cling to.…You can promote body text to a topic…or demote it to a subtopic.…But that's not the purpose of body text.…The keyboard shortcut for body text is Shift + Control + N.…
That's one reason I call it narrative text,…because of the keyboard shortcut,…Shift + Control + N.…
- Identify the problem with making assumptions about an audience.
- Recall the characteristics of a topic.
- Define narrative text.
- Explain how to transform topics to keep the audience engaged.
- Describe the appearance of levels and subtopics in a PowerPoint slide.