Dan Gookin covers the final step in the outlining process, transferring from outling mode to writing mode. For short and quick documents, switch to Print Layout view in Word and keep working. For longer outlines, consider copying Level 2 chunks from the outline and pasting them into their own Word document. Use the Navigation Pane to view your document's outline while in Print Layout view. Manipulate headings in the Navigation Pane. Use the Navigation Pane to zoom to a specific heading in the document.
- At some point, you need to stop outlining…and start writing.…I can suggest two approaches to make the transition…from outline to manuscript.…First, you can keep working the same document.…Just change the view to Print Layout, and start writing.…Or, second, you can copy the outline piece by piece…into separate documents.…This is the approach I use…because it's easier to manage multiple documents…for a large project.…For the first approach,…here you see a brief outline I've been working on.…
It's as compete as it needs to be.…Switch Word into Print Layout view.…I'll click this icon on the status bar.…Levels become headings,…and any body text provides motivation…to start writing content.…Your job is to fill in the blanks.…For a quick report or a short document,…this is the best approach.…And here's a trick.…On the View tab, from the Show Group,…choose Navigation Pane.…Now, if you don't see this item, click the Show button,…then choose Navigation Pane.…
Ensure that the headings tab is selected.…And there's your outline.…
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