Are you ready? Ta daaaaa. You can use Word to automatically outline as you go, and automatically keep track of the information you reveal.
5. Set your font options according to your own preferences. (I use bold, Times New Roman 14 pt.) Right click on the newly-formatted Chapter 1 heading on your manuscript, and choose [Styles] - [Update Heading 1 style to match selection]. (See Figure 4)
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In addition, if you insert a Table of Contents into your document, you can see the page number for all these different bits of information. You can even get fancy and color code your heading styles. Apply different heading levels (with color codes) to action, reaction, description, or whatever. You'll be able to see pacing issues instantly and find where you've lingered too long on a scene or section at a glance. (If anyone is interested, I can cover more on the Table of Contents in another post.)