Monday, March 1, 2010

Word 2007: AutoSummarize

Word has a little used but handy feature called AutoSummarize. It identifies the key points in a document. You can select whether to highlight key points in a document, insert an executive summary or abstract at the top of a document, create a new document and put the summary there, or hide everything but the summary.
Please note that AutoSummarize works best on well-structured documents, such as reports, articles, and scientific papers.
Before you can use AutoSummarize in Microsoft Office Word 2007, you need to add AutoSummary Tools to the Quick Access Toolbar.
  1. Click the Microsoft Office Button Button image, and then click Word Options.
  2. Click Customize.
  3. In the list under Choose commands from, click All Commands.
  4. Scroll through the list of commands until you see AutoSummary Tools.
  5. Click AutoSummary Tools, and then click Add.
Show me Demo image for adding AutoSummarize Tools


  1. I am one of the regular followers of your blog. I really like your posts. Microsoft Word provides several features and AutoSummarize is one them. I haven't tried this feature yet. I think it’s very easy to use this feature. I am going to try this.
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