Friday, October 18, 2019

Make Long Google Docs Easier to Navigate With a Hyperlinked Outline

One of the "hidden" or frequently overlooked features of Google Documents is the built-in outline tool. The outline tool lets you create an outline that is hyperlinked to sections of your document. Any section that begins with header text or bolded font can be automatically added to the hyperlinked outline in your document. Watch the following video to see how this process is done.

Applications for Education
Creating an outline in this manner can be useful in long reference documents that you create or that your students create. The outline makes it easy to jump into any section at any time. This could be particularly useful when students are working on a collaborative document and want to jump right back to the section(s) they're responsible for.