Rules and Expectations
Keys to Success
Preview of Freshman English
Making the Grade
Suggs' Links to Fabulosity
Finally, by popular demand…..
FOR THE OUTLINE
Do you have Microsoft Word? If
you do, outlining is a snap if you just remember that Word already knows how to
write outlines. The problem is you need to know how to use Word's outlining
Click on the VIEW option in
your main toolbar. Then choose OUTLINE. You have now reached the PROMISED LAND
When your blank document
appears, a small box reminiscent of a 3D minus sign will appear to the left of
your cursor. To insert the first of your Roman numerals, click the NUMBERING
icon on your FORMATTING toolbar. (If
you do not see this icon on your screen, click VIEW, then roll your mouse to
highlight "Toolbars." When the list of available toolbars appears, click
FORMATTING to make a check appear to the left of the word "formatting." The
formatting toolbar should then appear.)
If an Arabic number one (1)
appears, you may change it to a Roman numeral by right clicking next to the
number. Choose "Bullets and Numbering" from the options provided. An option
box containing four tabs (bulleted, numbered, OUTLINE NUMBERED, and list
styles) should appear. Click OUTLINE NUMBERED, then click the appropriate
style among the eight options presented (I,A,1). You may then click on the
CUSTOMIZE button in the lower right hand corner. Click the FONT button -
select your font, click regular to ensure nothing is italicized or in bold
print, and then set the height of your letters.
Now you FINALLY have your
Roman numeral and are ready to type the text of your outline.
When you finish typing the
current line of text and strike return, the next sequential Roman numeral
If you wish to add a
subdivision instead of moving on to the next Roman numeral, simply click the
DEMOTE button (a single arrow pointing right) once. A capital A should appear,
indented with proper spacing. After entering your text and striking return, a
"B" will appear automatically.
If you wish to add a
subdivision with Arabic numerals instead, click the DEMOTE button and an
Arabic one (1) should appear, indented with proper spacing.
When you wish to return to
capital letters from Arabic numerals, click the PROMOTE button ( a single
arrow pointing left).
If you wish to return to Roman
numerals from either Arabic numerals or capital letters, click the PROMOTE TO
HEADING 1 button (a double arrow pointing left).
When you are finished typing your outline, you still need
to add your title, centered at the top of the page.
Click VIEW and choose NORMAL.
Place the cursor next to Roman numeral one, and then
strike return 2-3 times. DO NOT PANIC WHEN YOUR ROMAN NUMERALS CHANGE. Using
your ARROW KEYS, place the cursor next to each of your new, blank "alien"
Roman numerals and press BACKSPACE. This will make your aliens go bye-bye, but
still leave you space at the top of the page in which to type your title!
Isn't it wonderful when we know
how to make Microsoft work FOR us instead of AGAINST us?
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