How to add outlines to Google Docs

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Looking to improve organization and structure in your Google Docs? Adding outlines is a powerful way to achieve just that. In this guide, we'll walk you through the steps to seamlessly incorporate outlines into your documents. This feature not only enhances readability but also helps in navigating lengthy texts more efficiently.

Let us show you how to add outlines to Google Docs. Large Google Docs files can be hard to navigate. An outline can make it easier to manipulate and work on your projects. The first step in creating an outline in Google Docs is to display the outline section. Click on View and then toggle Show outline.


Google Docs might automatically detect your headings and title. If it doesn’t, don’t worry. All you need to do is select your text, click on Normal text, and select Title, Subtitle, or Heading.


Now, your title and headings will show up in your outline.


If you don’t want one of the items to be shown, you can manually delete it by hovering and clicking X.


You can also update the standard format for each type of text by clicking on Normal text, the type of text, and then Update to match. Every time you use that type of text, it will automatically be formatted that way.

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