How to auto-summarize documents
You choose a percentage of the highest-scoring sentences
to display in the summary.
You select the type of summary you want, i.e. highlight key points in a document, insert
an executive summary, create a new document with the summary, or hide everything but the
If you choose to highlight key points or hide everything except the summary, you can
switch between displaying only the document s key points and highlighting them in the
How to auto-summarize your document
- From the Tools menu, click AutoSummarize.
- Select the type of summary you want to create.
- Highlight key points.
- Insert an executive summary or abstract at the top of the
- Create a new document and put the summary there
- Highlight everything but the summary without leaving the
- In the Percent of original box, select
the level of detail to include in the summary.
- Click OK.
This displays an AutoSummarize bar that floats over the
page, and which you can adjust as the document is being summarized.
For example, if you increase the percentage of the original document, you will get more
detail in the summary.
Alternately, if you want AutoSummarize to replace the current keywords and comments on the
Summary tab in the Properties dialog box, select the Update document statistics check box.
The AutoSummarize function is a useful tool for creating document summaries. Needless to
say, this is only one step in the editing process and should be used with consideration to
its limitations and inherent restrictions.