This video explains how to add a table of contents to a Google Doc by changing the specified text to “headlines” and then inserting a Table of Contents, which automatically creates links to your headlines.

Once you watch this video, you’ll see how easy it is to add a table of contents to any Google Doc.

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September 19, 2012 7:24 pm

Great tip! Can you do similar (just without links) on Word? If so, I didn’t know that! Regardless, this is a great tip, thanks for sharing!!!

April 17, 2013 11:56 am


thanks for all the instructional videos. Regarding TOC, is it possible to create an automatic TOC pulled from multiple documents?

document A with heading 1
document B with heading 2
document C containing TOC like: docA-heading1, docB-heading2

thanks much for you help

Jerry C Mancuso
August 22, 2013 9:54 pm

Hey Kenn,

I’m not sure you have have any interest in using Google Apps Scripts, but the page below may help you achieve what you are looking for, if you’re still looking for it. If you’re not interested in scripting, I don’t think it should take someone who’s familiar with Javascript to complete for you.

I’m not sure if links work here, so if the above link doesn’t work, you could google “stackoverflow questions 18285020”. Or, maybe Google Gooru could feature something like this.

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