Y'all. IT'S COOL! And easy to use! And fancy! And makes your Google Docs SO MUCH MORE user-friendly! Here's how you do it in 5 easy steps...
- Create a doc or start with one you already have that has distinct sections. (Ex: Chapter 1 or Objectives or 4-6 Months Out...)
- Insert a new page at the beginning of your document where your Table of Contents will live. This will likely be after a header page.
- On your new blank page, go to Insert > Table of Contents. This will insert a field where your Table of Contents will magically appear. (Ok, not really magically, but it is Googley and that's pretty much the same thing!)
- Scroll to the heading for your first section, highlight it, and change the style of text to Heading 1. (This may change the look of your heading text a little bit.)
- Now go back to the Table of Contents field on the new page you created and click the little refresh button in the bottom right corner. VOILA! Your heading as a link to that section will appear!
Repeat steps 4-5 until all of your headings are formatted and in the Table of Contents. Best part ... you can stick a new heading in anywhere and it will automatically show up in the correct order in your Table of Contents!
In case you are more a visual person, here are some helpful step-by-step animations...
Here are some ways I think this feature could be useful ... what are your thoughts?
- Digital version of student handbook
- Student end-of-year project (as shown above)
- Department directory
- Lesson planning (units or six weeks)
- Classroom library (genre)