Using an Outline to Rearrange Paragraphs


Word provides a variety of ways in which to view a document. If you are creating a document that contains headings, you can format it with built-in heading styles that include outline levels. Then it is easy to view and organize the document by using Outline view. This view enables you to see only the headings of a document, level by level, and to rearrange the document as needed without scrolling through all the pages.

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For more information about formatting with styles, see the topic Changing the Look of Characters and Paragraphs with Styles in Chapter 3.

To view a document in Outline view, click the Outline View button in the lower-left corner of the window. The screen displays the document and the Outlining toolbar. This toolbar includes buttons you can click to display a specific heading level, to promote or demote headings or body text to change their level, and to move headings and their text up or down in the document. The indentations and symbols in Outline view indicate the level of a heading or paragraph in the document s structure and do not appear in the document when you print it.

In this exercise, you ll switch to Outline view, promote and demote headings, move headings, and expand and collapse the outline.

USE the OutlineText document in the practice file folder for this topic. This practice file is located in the  My Documents\Microsoft Press\Office 2003 SBS\EditingProof\UsingOutline folder and can also be accessed by clicking Start/All Programs/Microsoft Press/Microsoft Office System 2003 Step by Step .

OPEN the OutlineText document.

  1. In the lower-left corner of the window, click the Outline View button.

    The screen changes to display the document in Outline view, and the Outlining toolbar appears.

  2. On the Outlining toolbar, click the down arrow to the right of the Show Level box, and click Show Level 1 .

    The document collapses to display only level 1 headings.

    click to expand
  3. Click the Hot or Cold? heading.

  4. On the Outlining toolbar, click the Demote button.

    The Hot or Cold? heading changes to a level 2 heading.

  5. On the Outlining toolbar, click the down arrow to the right of the Show Level box, and click Show All Levels .

    The document expands to show the headings and their text. Note that the Hot or Cold? heading appears in a smaller font, and the body text under the heading is indented. When you restructure a heading in Outline view, the paragraphs below that heading are also restructured.

  6. Press [CONTROL]+[HOME] to move the insertion point to the beginning of the document.

  7. On the Outlining toolbar, click the down arrow to the right of the Show Level box, and click Show Level 2 .

    The outline collapses to show all the first and second level headings.

  8. Click anywhere in the Composting DOs and DON Ts heading, and then on the Outlining toolbar, click the Move Up button.

    The heading moves above the Compost and Soil heading.

  9. On the Outlining toolbar, click the down arrow to the right of the Show Level box, and click Show All Levels .

    The document expands to show the Composting DOs and DON Ts heading and its related paragraph, which is now above the Compost and Soil heading.

    click to expand
  10. Press [CONTROL]+[HOME] to move the insertion point to the beginning of the document. Then on the Outlining toolbar, click the down arrow to the right of the Show Level box, and click Show Level 2 .

  11. Click anywhere in the Hot or Cold? heading, and on the Outlining toolbar, click the Promote button.

    The heading changes to level 1.

  12. On the Outlining toolbar, click the Expand button.

    The paragraphs and headings under level 1 Hot or Cold? heading are now visible.

    click to expand
  13. On the Outlining toolbar, click the Collapse button.

  14. On the View menu, click Print Layout .

    The Outlining toolbar disappears, and you can now scroll through the document to see the effects of the reorganization.

CLOSE the OutlineText document without saving it.




Microsoft Office 2003 Step by Step
MicrosoftВ® Office ExcelВ® 2003 Step by Step (Step By Step (Microsoft))
ISBN: 0735615187
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2005
Pages: 350
Authors: Curtis Frye

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