Use Word’s Outline View to Check Document Flow

Use Word’s Outline View to Check Document Flow

Do you follow that editing principle of “parading your topic sentences”? Today, in my How To column at, learn about Word’s Outline View and how it can help with this task.

  • Visualize Heading Structure
  • Outline Tools on the Home Ribbon
  • Rearranging Content
  • Keyboard Shortcuts

Get a list of keyboard shortcuts for use in Outline View from the Office support website.

Also see last week’s post about how the Document Map Pane can be helpful.

Windows Help

Get screen captures and tips related to the Windows platform from the Office support website.


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  Word Outline View sample


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