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
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.