Hi Chip and all; Tippy, I was able to understand your message but for your information; you are speaking of headings, not headers. Chip, thanks for the sources. Using the various heading levels and styles truly help for navigating large documents. Long before Microsoft, blind persons have developed their own way for coping, many use the asterisk. Debbie ----- Original Message ----- From: Chip Orange To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Friday, September 23, 2005 9:24 AM Subject: RE: Marking & Using Headers Tippy, as a follow-up to my other message, here's an extract from a Word tutorial on using the built-in heading styles, as it pertains to outline view. The full tutorial is available at: http://www.word.mvps.org/FAQs/Formatting/UsingOLView.htm Word's Outline View is wonderful for long documents and - used properly - can cut the time taken to write a typical report, proposal, thesis, or dissertation by as much as 50%. In order to make use of it, you should create all your headings use Word's built-in Heading Styles (which you can redefine to look the way you want) - using Heading 1 for your Chapter headings, Heading 2 for subheadings and so on. If not familiar with using styles, see John McGhie's article on this site Creating a Template - The Basics (Part II), as well as the excellent Microsoft article Understanding Styles. Outline View lets you view all your Headings collapsed to any heading level you want. To set the collapse level, you can either click on the numbers on the outline toolbar (so if you want to view only your Heading 1 paragraphs, click on the 1 button, etc); or you can use the + and - buttons on the outline toolbar to collapse and expand just the selected Heading(s). So if you click on a Heading 1 paragraph, and then click on the + button, it will expand to show you the Heading 2 paragraphs under that Heading 1 paragraph, but not any of the other Heading 2 paragraphs in the document. Outline View is an excellent way of getting to the section you want in a long document extremely quickly - switch to Outline View, click on the 1 button to show just the Heading 1 paragraphs; click in the Heading 1 paragraph you're interested in and expand it to see its subheadings, click on the subheading you're interested in and expand, until you're where you want to be. Then switch back to Page layout or Normal view. Much quicker than it sounds, it means you can find your way around a 500 page document just as easily as if it were a 5 page document.