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TWO STEPPIN' TO TEXAS

Planning Sheet 2

Instructions for using the AutoSummarize feature:

  1. Open the article that you want to summarize with Internet Explorer or Netscape
  2. Left click and highlight the text only
  3. Right click, the option box will open and you will left click on copy
  4. Left click File on the toolbar
  5. Open Microsoft Word
  6. New, left click on OK for blank document
  7. Place cursor on new document and Right click, the option box will open
  8. Left click on paste, the text should now be pasted on the new document
    Now you are ready to AutoSummarize the article.
  9. Left click and highlight the entire article again
  10. Left click on Tools on the toolbar
  11. Left click on AutoSummarize
    You will have several choices for summarizing the article, we are going to try at least two.

Continue with these steps in order to Highlight Key Points.
First, Left click on the upper left-hand box which is labeled Highlight Key Points
Read over the highlighted parts, taking notes on the facts which you need.

Or;
Continue with these steps in order to summarize the article.
Left click on Tools, and AutoSummarize again
Left click on the lower right-hand box this time
You will see a small window labeled Percent of original.
Left click on the pull-down bar beside this window and go down to 500 words or less
Left click on this when it is highlighted
You should now see the article summarized in 500 or less words.

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