When you have a large document in Google Docs, it’s not a bad idea to create a table of contents. In this way, you will make navigating the document much easier. Google Docs includes an option that, once you’ve set up the document properly, will automatically create a table of contents. You will be able to choose two types of display, regular table of contents, like in a book, and linked table of contents, where you can click on a title in the table and you will immediately go to the part of the document where that title is located.
- How to Create Table of Contents in Google Docs
- Suppose we have headings and subheadings. In order to create the table of contents, we have to tell Docs that these are actually headings and subheadings
- Highlight the heading and open the drop-down menu that says Normal text
- To mark this as a heading, select the option Heading 1
- For subheadings, the process is the same, but we will choose the option Heading 2. If you have more subheadings, the option Heading 3 will appear, then Heading 4 and so on.
- Repeat this process for all headings and subheadings
- To create the table of contents, place the cursor where you want the content to appear and click on Insert
- Click on Table of contents, then select the type of display. The first option will create plain table of contents and the second will create linked one.