How to Add Outlines in Google Docs

Show outline. Open a document in Google Docs. Click View. Show outline. The outline opens on the left. At the top, next to Summary, click Add Summary . Type a summary and press Enter to save.

Google Documents is a fantastic platform for creating and collaborating on documents online, and one of its greatest features is the ability to create headings to navigate sections in your documents with ease. In this post, we’ll show you how to add outlines in Google Docs, so you can easily move around longer documents and find the information you need quickly.

First, open Google Docs on your web browser and locate the file you want to view and edit. Next, click on view from the options above, then click on show document outline, and make sure that it’s checked. If there are any headings on your current document, you’ll be able to see them on the left side of the screen.

To create a heading or subheading, click on the normal text button on the toolbar, then select your desired heading. Once you’re done, type in your heading title, and you’ll be able to see it on the outline menu on the left. If you want to remove something from the headline, simply navigate to the outline menu, then click on the x icon beside the heading that you want to remove.

If you change your mind and want to make it reappear on the outline, highlight or select the heading title from the document, and then right-click on it. From the drop-down menu, select add to document outline at the bottom, and it’ll reappear on the document outline.

Anytime that you’re not using the outline menu, you can minimize it by clicking on the back arrow and view it again by clicking on the list icon. With these simple steps, you can easily navigate and move around long documents using the document outline feature in Google Docs.

Thanks for reading! We hope you found this post helpful in learning how to add outlines in Google Docs. Remember, with Google Docs, you can create and collaborate on documents with ease, and the document outline feature can help you navigate longer documents with ease.


Why can't i add an outline in Google Docs?
If you click on the 'View' button you should see the 'Show document outline' feature ticked. That said, the outline may not show until you click on the 'Outline' button in the upper left corner of the screen. If for some reason the outline feature isn't enabled, simply activate it from the View menu.
Where is the outline tool in Google Docs?
Open a document in the Google Docs app.To open the outline, tap More .Tap Document outline. The outline will open on the bottom.To close, go to the left side of "Document outline" and tap Close document outline .
How do you outline text in Google Docs?
Step 1: Open Google Docs. ... Step 2: Insert a Drawing. ... Step 3: Add Word Art. ... Step 4: Type Your Text. ... Step 5: Select the Thickness of the Outline. ... Step 6: Select a Border Color and Fill Color. ... Step 7: Adjust the Outline Setting if Needed. ... Step 8: Save and Close.