Docs can automatically create a table of contents. By setting headings, a table of contents can be automatically created and updated for Docs with clear structures. There's no need to manually create or modify, and you can also immediately jump to a specific content by clicking its heading on the table of contents, improving content searching and reading efficiency.
- 1.Create a table of contents
- •Method 1: On the + Toolbar to the left of a document, select a heading level and enter the content to create a heading.
- •Method 2: On the = Toolbar to the left of the content, select a heading level to modify the specific content into a heading.
- •Method 3: Select a line of text with your cursor, and select a heading level on the toolbar that appears above the text to modify the text into a heading.
- 2.Hide or pin the table of contents
- •Hide the table of contents: Move your cursor to the table of contents, and click the Hide button that appears at the top.
- •Pin the table of contents: When the table of contents is hidden, move your cursor to the lines where the table should be to expand the table of contents. Then, click Pin at the top.
- 3.Jump to specific content via the table of contents
Click a content heading in the table of contents to the left of the document to immediately jump to the content's location. The new location you're in will also be highlighted in blue.
Will hiding or pinning a document's table of contents affect other documents?
Yes. If you've hidden or pinned a table of contents in a document, the table of contents in other to-be-opened documents will also be hidden or pinned.
Will hiding or pinning a document's table of content affect other users?
No. Your choice to hide or pin a table of contents in a document will not be synced to other users who are also viewing the same document.
Why is the table of contents hidden when I edit a sheet in a document?
When you horizontally scroll left on a sheet, the table of contents will automatically be hidden. When you horizontally scroll right, the table of contents will reappear.
You can also use a heading as an anchor to jump to a specific paragraph or line in a document for better and more effective content navigation. To learn more, see