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ment Map without resizing anything. Just point the cursor at any line in the Docu-
ment Map, and a yellow, tooltip-like label appears, revealing the full heading text.
The ﬂippy triangles in the Document Map work just like those in a pre–Mac OS X
Finder window: Click one to reveal or conceal all its subtopics. If you’re a fan of
contextual menus, you can also Control-click a heading in the Document Map and
choose Expand or Collapse.
Because the items shown in the Document Map have levels, like headings and out-
line topics, you can collapse or expand the entire “outline” so that, for example, only
the Level 1 and Level 2 headings show up, exactly as you can in Outline view. To do
so, Control-click in the Document Map pane and choose a heading level from the
contextual menu. If you choose Show Heading 4, for instance, the Document Map
will display only Levels 1 through 4, hiding everything else.
To dismiss the Document Map, choose View→Document Map again, or just double-
click the resize bar.
Customizing the Document Map
By default, the Document Map shows up as black Helvetica text with blue high-
lights. (Microsoft isn’t exactly known for its aesthetic prowess.)
To jazz up the Document Map font (or just make it less ugly), choose Format→Style
and choose Document Map in the Styles list box. Click Modify to bring up the Modify
Now choose Font from the Format menu. Whatever font, color, size, case, or text
effect you specify now will apply to all text in the Document Map.
Tip: At this point, you can even change the highlight color, which appears when you click a heading in the
Map. Click OK; then, from the Format pop-up menu, choose Borders. Click the Shading tab in the resulting
dialog box. Choose a new fill color as described on page 651.
Click OK, OK, and Close when you’re satisﬁed. (Clicking Apply will change the cur-
rent paragraph in your main document to the Document Map style; that’s probably
not what you want to do.) If you have a change of heart at this point, press c-Z to
restore the Document Map to its original, bland condition.
In the beginning, there was Word 5.1. It had fonts, sizes, styles, tables, and graphics.
But the people weren’t satisﬁed. They wanted to bind together many different chap-
ter documents into a single, uniﬁed book. They wanted to knit together ﬁles written
by multiple authors who had edited their respective sections simultaneously on the
network. They wanted to print, spell-check, or search-and-replace across dozens of
different Word ﬁles at once; or generate tables of contents, indexes, and cross-refer-
ences for all component Word ﬁles at once.
The Document Map