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How to Add a Table of Contents in Google Docs

A Google Docs table of contents is a useful guide for readers, because it not only shows them a list of topics but also includes jump links to help them navigate. If you create a TOC in Google Docs, it remains in the document, even if you export it as a PDF or Word Doc. Fortunately, it's easy to make your own table of contents, as well as update it if you add or subtract sections.  Here are our step-by-step instructions for creating and updating a table of contents in Google Docs.

How to Add a New Table of Contents in Google Docs

1. Write a section header and click Normal text.

2. Select Heading 1, Heading 2, Heading 4 or Heading 4, depending on your formatting preference.

3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 for each section.

4. Click in the document where you want the table of contents to appear.

5. Click Insert.

6. Select Table of contents.

You've created a table of contents.

How to Update a Table of Contents in Google Docs

1. After you add more headings, click inside the Table of Contents box.

2. Click the refresh arrow.

You've made and updated a table of contents in Google Docs.

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