New outline tool makes navigating Docs quick and easy

posted Mar 16, 2016, 11:35 AM by Eric Fruth
Getting lost in lengthy, complex documents? Google launched an outline tool in Google Docs on the web and Android app. Displayed in a pane to the left of the page, this outline features headers for each section of your document, making it simple to quickly jump from section to section. If you haven’t manually applied headers, Google intelligently detects the logical divisions within your work. You can then edit or remove these headers as necessary.
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This launch also allows you to move through documents on your Android phone or tablet at super speeds. When you begin scrolling, a small navigation handle will automatically appear. Touching that handle displays the entire document’s structure, allowing you quickly skip from section to section, instead of swiping up and down.
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To surface an outline in your document, simply click Tools > Document outline in Docs on your computer or select Document outline from the overflow menu on your Android device. Check out the Help Center article for more details.
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