Adding a table of contents to your document lets you show readers every topic / chapter in your file. When you create a table of contents in Google Docs, a table of contents is automatically created and links are added that jump to each section that you click when clicked. This allows you to quickly access specific parts of your document.
Creating a Table of Contents in Google Docs
Place the insertion point in your document where you want to save the table of contents. Usually, tables of contents appear after the first title, but before the introduction or the main body of your document.
Click Paste, point to "Table of Contents," and then click one of the two options available. The first option is a plain text table of contents with numbers on the right. The second option does not use page numbers, but instead inserts hyperlinks that jump to the specified section. The first is for documents that you print, the second for documents that are displayed online.
To create an automatically generated table of contents associated with specific sections of your document, you must format each chapter. or Title: Use the built-in header styles of Google Docs. This will allow Docs to know how to fill the table with clickable links.
Each heading style is treated slightly differently in the table of contents. For example, the style of Heading 1 identifies a top-level entry in the table of contents. Heading 2 headings are considered as subsections and indented under the previous heading "Heading 1" in the table. Heading 3 is a subsection of Heading 2, and so on.
If you change the headings (add, remove, or just change the text), you can update the table of contents to reflect these changes by clicking the table of contents in the body of the document and then the Update Table of Contents button (which looks like an update button).
To delete a table of contents, right-click on it and select "Delete Table of Contents".