How to Make a Table of Contents in Google Docs

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This Itechguide teaches you how to make a table of contents in Google Docs. The guide covers steps to make a table of contents in Google Docs from a PC or the iPhone App.

As at the time of writing this Itechguide the option to insert Table of Contents is only available from a PC or the iPhone App. ToC option is not available on the Android App.

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How to Make a Table of Contents in Google Docs from a PC

  • Open Docs.Google.com from your PC. Then, if you have not yet signed in to Google from the browser, sign in with your Google Account.
How to Make a Table of Contents in Google Docs from a PC
  • Once you sign in to Google Docs, open the document you want to add Table of contents for.
  • You can open a saved document from Recent documents or from Google Drive.
How to Make a Table of Contents in Google Docs from a PC
  • To open Google Drive from Google Docs, click the 3 lines on the top left of the page. Then click Drive.
How to Make a Table of Contents in Google Docs from a PC
How to Make a Table of Contents in Google Docs from a PC
Before you proceed to the next step, add H tags to your document. To convert a normal text to H tag, highlight the text. Then, click the Normal text drop-down and select H1, H2 or H3. Google Docs will automatically insert these H tags into your Table of contents.
  • Once you have set up H tags in your document, click your mouse where you want the Table of contents (most likely on the first page of the document).
  • At the Docs menu, click Insert. Then, scroll down to the bottom of the displayed options and hover over Table of contents. Finally, click on your Table of contents style.
  • The ToC will be inserted automatically – it will automatically include all H tags (H1, H2, H3)

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How to Make a Table of Contents in Google Docs on iPhone App

How to Make a Table of Contents in Google Docs from the iPhone App
As at the time of writing this Itechguide, the option to make Table of content is NOT available on the Android App. It is only available on the iPhone App. The steps in this section will only work on the iPhone App for Google Docs.
  • Open the iPhone App for Google Docs. Then, sign in with your Google Account.
How to Make a Table of Contents in Google Docs from the iPhone App
Before you insert a Table of content, you must have some of your text configured as headers (H1, H2 or H3) – 1, open the document for editing. 2, highlight the text you want to make header. 3, tap Format (looks like capital A). 4, click Style and select Header 1, 2 or 3.
  • Open the document you want to insert ToC on. At the bottom right of the App, tap the edit icon (looks like a pencil).
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  • When the document opens for editing, tap where you want to insert the Table of Contents (most likely on the first page of the document).
  • Then, on top of the App, click the Insert icon (+ sign).
  • Scroll down the displayed options and tap Table of contents (last item in the list).
  • Finally, to make a table of contents in Google Docs App for iPhone App, tap on the ToC style you wish to insert (With or without page numbers) .

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