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Using the Table of Contents Add-On for Google Docs

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There are many add-ons for Google docs, slides and sheets that can be extremely helpful in keeping your files organized and simple to use. Add-ons are installed into your Google docs, slides or sheets through Google's Add-On Store. One of my favorite add-ons is the Table of Content plugin. This is especially helpful when it comes to big documents with multiple sections.
 
The Table of Contents add-on helps the user go straight to a specific part of the document instead of the reader having to scroll through multiple pages in the search for a certain section or chapter of the document.
 
This article will go over how to set up this add-on and what this tool can do.
 

Install the Add-On


  1. Go to the Add-On Store for Google Docs and find the Table of Contents plugin.
  2. Select the “+ Free” button on the top right corner. 1.png
  3. Your add-on will then be installed onto your Google Docs.
  4. Go to Add-ons > Table of contents > Show in sidebar2.png 
  5. The Table of Contents add-on will appear as a panel on the right side of the screen. Panel.png
 

Add Title Page and Headings


  1. Now you can add sections to your document. Find the first chapter or section of your document and highlight the heading. 33.png
  2. Go to Format > Paragraph styles > Heading 1 > Apply ‘Heading 1’ to set that section up as one of your first headings. 97d37c92-249d-4951-9841-88a61db199dc.png
  3. Do the same for the rest of the sections in your document by choosing its respective heading number. headings.png
  4. Now click the refresh button on your Table of Contents panel. 5.png
  5. Your headings will now appear in the panel. The reader can jump straight to any section of their choosing by clicking on a section found in the panel. c5842626-e573-43c4-8b6d-f8841153ec44.png
 
Hopefully this add-on helps keep your document organized and helps the user navigate through your file. 
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