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Does anyone know how to incorporate a non-linear form of writing in Word? Having the navigation pane and Styles in Word help to move different sections around. But what about just creating a section and writing without having to worry about where it fits within the larger document?



I am actually trying to replicate the non-linear form of writing that is possible in Scrivener.

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I am not familiar with Scrivener.


What prevents you from doing this in Word?


If you use a heading style to start this "section" you can then easily move it or find it using the Navigation pane.



The term "section" is a jargon term in Word denoting a portion of a document marked off and potentially having its own pagination, orientation, layout and headers//footers. Sections / Headers and Footers in Microsoft Word (Ribbon Versions)
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In Word, you will have to move text ranges around with cut and paste.

In Outline view, you can promote and demote headings and also move paragraphs up and down, if that helps.
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