There should be an image here!Word 2007 includes an AutoSummarize feature that identifies the key point within a document. It identifies key points by analyzing the document and assigning a score to each sentence. Sentences containing words used more frequently throughout a document are given higher scores. The highest scoring sentences are included in the summary.

To automatically summarize a document in Word 2007:

  1. Click the Microsoft Office Button and click Word Options.
  2. Click Customize.
  3. In the list under Choose commands from, click All Commands.
  4. Click AutoSummary Tools and click Add.
  5. From the Quick Access Toolbar, click AutoSummary Tools.
  6. Click AutoSummarize.
  7. Select the type of summary that you want.
  8. In the Percent of original box, select the level of detail to include in the summary. To include more detail, select a higher percentage.
  9. Click OK.

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