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Printing a Microsoft Word document in outline format

Printing a Microsoft Word document in outline format

I'm currently typing up notes in Microsoft Word using the outline mode, but when I try to print this document it loses the outlining format and reverts to the original document:

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Guest [Entry]

Outlining format by design will not print exactly what is shown in outline mode. If you want your document to look like what's on the screen when you print it, design it in print layout view (View tab -> Document Views -> Print Layout).
Guest [Entry]

"Ta for the suggestions. I also wanted to copy only a particular level. Don't know much about styles, so instead tried highlighting the desired level(s) in outline view, then printing, yes, but to One Note as the 'printer'. Need to have the One Note 2013 application in the Office suite to do this, and need to specify ONE Note as the 'printer'.

You can then copy from One Note back into a word file. Handy for flipping chapters or headings about, without worrying about the contents. If you copy the headings in outline view straight across to another Word file, it also drags all the 'descendent' levels with it, which is NOT what is required. Word in effect 'filters' out the undesired levels when it sends them to the 'printer' which is a handy feature.

On another Outline-related matter, I would love to know about an outliner in which you could specify ONE LEVEL ONLY (not all the levels down to say, level 3) to print out. A really good outliner would do this."
Guest [Entry]

Microsoft XPS Writer is the only way I found to print the outline view exactly as it is. It looks like a PDF document but keeps all the formatting without defaulting to the main document. Microsoft XPS Writer is an optional printer.
Guest [Entry]

With the structure on "Navigation" right click on the top heading and then with the opened menu "Print heading and content" This top level should include all other levels. With the command "Heading and content you can see what is printed.