Navigating In the Document Map

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated August 20, 2016)

The purpose of the Document Map is to help you navigate through your document quickly and easily. The value of this viewing mode is questionable for small documents, but it can be invaluable for large.

Once the Document Map is displayed, you use it by clicking your mouse on one of the headings in the outline portion of the screen. When you do, the text portion is changed to display the portion of the document containing the heading on which you clicked.

You can scroll through the outline and the text areas separately. Remember, however, that clicking your mouse on the outline results in a change in the text portion of the document.

WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (1221) applies to Microsoft Word 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003.

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Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He  is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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