Using Word’s Document Map View

Are you tired of having to scroll up and down through a very long Word file to find where you want to edit some text? Word’s Document Map view is for you!

Document View in Word will display a list of all the headings in your document down the left-hand side of your document. You can easily move up and down through your document by clicking on headings in this display. To use this feature, headings need to be formatted using the built-in heading styles (Heading 1, Heading 2, etc.).

To display the Document Map:

  • View > Document Map

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  • This will display the document map along the left side of your document

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To Display Thumbnails Rather than Headings:

  • Click on the down-arrow next to “Document Map” at the top of the view and select “Thumbnails

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  • Word will then display thumbnails of the pages

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If you wish to use the outline form to rearrange sections of text in your document, you must use Outline View.