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.
- Click the Microsoft Office Button , and then click Word Options.
- Click Customize.
- In the list under Choose commands from, click All Commands.
- Scroll through the list of commands until you see AutoSummary Tools.
- Click AutoSummary Tools, and then click Add.