Dan Gookin explores Outline view in Microsoft Word. He reviews the Outline tab along with its various tools for manipulating and viewing an outline. Remember that documents do not open in Outline view—you must switch to it. Name your documents to remind you that they're outlines and not regular documents. Switch between Outline view and Print Layout view to see the relationship between topics and heading styles.
- Sure, you can use three by five cards…to build your outline, but don't frustrate yourself.…If you're eager to find some sort…of organizational software tool,…look no further than your word processor.…Most major word processors have some type…of outlining tools though the quality varies.…In Google Docs, the outlining view merely displays…a list of heading levels on the side of the document.…In LibreOffice, the navigator shown on the left…lists headings plus it offers buttons to rearrange topics.…
The best tools however reside in Microsoft Word…which features an outline view.…To enter outline view in Word, click the View tab…and choose Outline.…Because this is a view, the document's presentation changes.…Heading styles are shown as outline levels…and the outlining tab appears.…This tab contains tools specific to outline organization,…viewing, and so on.…These tools aren't available in other…popular word processors.…
In the outline tools group, you have these controls.…The level controls promote and demote topics.…
- 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.