Deleting a topic in an outline
As you're working, you may want to delete a topic in your outline. When you delete a topic, you automatically delete its subtopics. If you don't want to delete the subtopics, you can copy and paste them elsewhere, or you can promote them one level so they are no longer subtopics. See Promoting a set of subtopics to topics in an outline.
1.Select the topic.
2.Do one of the following:
Press the Delete key.
On the Edit menu, choose Clear.