by Allen Wyatt
(last updated December 12, 2013)
If you use the built-in heading styles Google provides for Docs, you can easily create a table of contents based on those headings. Docs even allows you to keep the table up-to-date as you add new or modify existing headings.
To add a table of contents, just start with a document you're already working on. Make sure you format the document to include headings. (How you apply heading styles is easy—select the heading in the document and use the Styles drop-down list on the toolbar to apply one of the heading styles.)
Next, put the insertion point wherever you want the table of contents to appear. Usually this will be a location before your first heading, but it doesn't need to be. Then choose Insert | Table of Contents. The TOC appears at the location you specified.
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