Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. If you are using a later version (Word 2007 or later), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for later versions of Word, click here: Printing an Outline.

Printing an Outline

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated October 1, 2011)

If you are using Outline view, Word will print only the heading levels you have chosen to display. This means you can print an outline for your document easily and quickly. To print a single copy of your outline, follow these steps:

  1. Make sure your outline shows all the headings you want displayed.
  2. Make sure each heading is formatted in the appropriate manner.
  3. Click on the Print tool on the toolbar.

WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (1291) applies to Microsoft Word 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. You can find a version of this tip for the ribbon interface of Word (Word 2007 and later) here: Printing an Outline.

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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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