I’m going to have to try this Word function to keep track of  story developments.  I took a quick look at it (View –> Document map in Word 2003), and the display  reminds me of the bookmarks in a PDF file.  Because I find the the PDF bookmarks useful, I don’t see why this wouldn’t be, too.  I also like playing with functions like this.  I wouldn’t be surprised if, in a previous life, I was a typesetter — that’s when I wasn’t moonlighting as a tea-swilling cook.

Document Map, Microsoft Office

How to use the Document Map in Microsoft Word, Shauna Kelly

Organizing Your Story Using Document Map, Paula Roe

and, in case it messes up …


My usual style is to work with separate Word.docs for individual chapters.  The thought of scrolling through enough pages to make a book made me cross-eyed, even without having tried an entire novel in one document.