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How did I never know this before??? I feel like a whole new person! I want to go frolic in a field of flowers and ... and ... sing!!! :flowers :flowers :flowers
You and me both! This is the most amazing thing I've read all day! Thanks for bumping this up, Mauri!
#31 - September 15, 2009, 02:50 PM

That is totally cool, but since I am the personification of computer illiterate I just go to Edit, click Find and type in Chapter 11 or whatever. Told you I'm dumb. :lol
#32 - November 07, 2009, 06:06 AM

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I'm going to have to try this.  Thanks for posting it!
#33 - December 31, 2009, 06:49 AM

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Bumping this thread... It just saved me HOURS of internet searching and pen and paper scribbling!! :thankyou Teri!!!
#34 - April 15, 2013, 11:08 AM

This is wonderful! Thanks for pointing this out. Glad this thread was bumped!
#35 - April 15, 2013, 12:31 PM
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Okay, weird. I never did any of this and my chapters and page numbers show on the right scroll bar as I scroll through my manuscript. Or are you guys talking about something completely different. Hmmm. Wonder if I had some kind of auto-setting check box checked and didn't know it.
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#36 - April 15, 2013, 01:45 PM
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bookmarking!
#37 - April 16, 2013, 08:37 AM
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Great info.

I use "normal" for text and "header 1" for chapters and it automatically generates a TOC. Easy peasy.
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#38 - April 16, 2013, 09:57 AM
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I have been using this system since I first saw it months ago and it is great. Has anyone found a way to print or copy and paste the document map? I would like to print it off in double or triple space so that I can make notes on it. As it is now I place a quick chapter summery next to the number but when I review I'd like to make further notes.
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#39 - August 30, 2013, 08:08 AM

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If you go under References, you can generate a Table of Contents. That's what I do on the first page of my ms and update it periodically. Becomes a readymade brief outline.

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#40 - August 30, 2013, 08:30 AM
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Ohhh! That is so cool. It is just what I'm looking for. Why didn't I ask earlier?

Thank you,
Susan
#41 - August 30, 2013, 10:10 AM

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Yeah, this is a great tip. I use Word, and you can do the same thing, i.e. see all your chapter headings in the clickable Document Map, by giving them the Heading style. If you want to format it to how you want it, give the first one the Heading style, then format the font, size, etc., right-click and tell it to update current style. Then when you make your next chapter heaing into the Heading style, it'll automatically format it for how you want it, and you'll have the TOC in the Document Map really easily.

Another thing I do, is to give brief descriptions after my chapter headings so I can see what happens in each chapter in the Document Map if I need to go back. Before I send the doc out to beta readers, I do a save as and delete the descriptions to create a clean copy for them.

Thanks for starting this thread.
#42 - August 30, 2013, 03:00 PM

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This was so helpful!!! Thanks, teri!

Another tip: Proper formatting of a manuscript includes starting each chapter on a new page. To make this easier on you (instead of having to hit ‘return’ a bunch of times), put your cursor in front of the chapter title and then on the Insert menu click Break, then Page break. This makes it super easy during edits, because the chapters will naturally shift as you add/delete!
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