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Word 2000 in a Nutshell by Walter Glenn

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Tools AutoSummarize

Synopsis

Based on a document’s content, Word can create a summary of the most significant points and display them in any one of the four following ways:

Highlight key points

This option adds highlighting to the sentences within a document that Word’s AutoSummarize tool deems to be important.

Insert an executive summary or abstract at the top of the document

Creating an introduction of sorts, this option takes the content that is most important and turns it into a summary at the beginning of a document.

Create a new document and put summary there

This option’s description is self-explanatory. The executive summary/abstract is placed in a separate document (created through the AutoSummarize process).

Hide everything but the summary, without leaving the original document

This command temporarily hides the parts of a document that are not in the summary. It also displays a toolbar for toggling non-summary parts display on and off and for highlighting the summary parts. Click the close button on the toolbar to return the document to its original state.

Set the length of the summary by entering a “Percent of original number.” The default is 25%, meaning that the summary is ignoring roughly 75% of your text.

Use the “Update document statistics” option (on by default) to put the AutoSummarize information in the document’s Properties. Keywords are listed and the Document Contents box is filled in with the summary content. Choose File Properties to see this ...

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