Updating a Table of Contents

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated December 19, 2013)

Google Docs includes a great feature that allows you to easily add a table of contents to a document. As you develop the document, it is very possible that the table of contents will become "out of sync" with the actual headings in the document. When that happens, you can easily update the TOC by following these steps:

  1. Position the insertion point somewhere within the existing table of contents. A box should automatically appear around the TOC. (See Figure 1.)
  2. Figure 1. A TOC has a box that appears around it.

  3. Click the circular refresh arrow that appears new the upper-right corner of the TOC box.

That's it—only two steps! Docs immediately updates the TOC to reflect the current state of the headings in your document.

Author Bio

Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He  is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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