How to insert a Table of Content in Google Docs

Creating a table of contents is a great way to organize your document and make it easier to navigate. A table of contents is especially useful for a long document that covers various topics as it would allow you to take a quick look at the headings of different sections and click on the section that you would like to read. This is a better alternative to scrolling through the document to find the section you’re looking for. 

All word processing software, including Word, Pages and Google Docs allow you to conveniently create a table of contents in your document. In this article, we will be talking about how to create this table in Google Docs.

How does a table of contents work in Google Docs?

As you’ll see, all you have to do to insert a table of contents in your Google Docs document is click on one option. Then, Google Docs will automatically generate the table for you. 

The table of contents will have links to the various headings in your document, with the smaller heading nested under the bigger one (for example, heading 2 will be indented under heading 1 and heading 3 will be indented under heading 2). Hence, you cannot create a table of contents if you don’t have any headings in your document.

When you click on this link, you will automatically be taken to that section in the document. You also have the option of creating a table of contents that shows the page numbers of the headings.

Inserting heading in your document 

In the previous section, we noted that you cannot insert a table of contents if you don’t have headings in your document. Here, we’ll talk about how to create headings.

There are 2 ways of creating headings. The first is by changing the paragraph style from your toolbar. Below the title of your document, you can see a toolbar with the ‘Normal text’ option. Click on this option to see the various paragraph styles that are available. Next, choose the title whose heading you want to change and click on one of the options.

The other way to change the heading is by going to Format, clicking on the ‘Paragraph styles’ option, and choosing one of the options there.

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How to transfer ownership of your Google Doc

The person who creates or uploads a Google Docs document is also the owner of that document. However, there might be situations when you want to transfer the ownership of the document to someone else. For example, you can create a copy of a document and make someone else its owner.

When you transfer ownership, you will still be able to access the document and view it. However, you will not be able to make any edits to it (unless you’re given editing rights, as opposed to only viewing rights) or delete the document. You also will not be able to make someone else the owner of the document. 

Moreover, the new owner can remove you from the list of people with whom the document is shared. If this happens, you will not be able to access the document anymore. Make sure that you are aware of what you would be losing out on if you transfer ownership of your document.

Note that Google Docs (and Google Sheets and Google Slides) doesn’t allow you to share ownership of a document: at any given time, there can only be a single owner. This is why you can only transfer ownership and not share it. Also, you cannot do it from your Android device, iPhone or iPad- you can only do it from a web browser.

With that introduction, let’s look at the steps to transfer the ownership of a document.

We will share 2 methods

  • How to transfer OwnerShip of Single File
  • How to transfer ownership of a folder.

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How to Delete Revision History in Google Docs

One of the most useful features that Google Docs, Google Sheets and Google Slides provide is version history.

If you made unwanted changes to your original document, you can simply go through the past versions of your document and choose the one you want to restore.

Also, if you’ve shared your document with other people and you want to keep track of the changes they made, you can do so by viewing the revision history of that document.

Similarly, if someone has shared a document with you, this feature allows them to conveniently keep track of any changes you make, without you having to send them regular updates.

However, sometimes you might want to delete the revision history of your document.

For example, let’s say you want to share a document that previously contained confidential information that you don’t want anybody to see.

Even though you have deleted that information, any person you’ve shared the document with can simply view the previous version of the document.

Google Docs doesn’t allow you to delete the revision history of your document, but there is a way around this problem.

  1. You can simply make a copy of the version of the document that you want to share and rename the file.
  2. Since this is a completely new document, the previous versions of the document will not be visible.

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How to print double sided on Google Docs

Double-sided printing refers to printing on both sides of a sheet. It is different from one-sided printing, where you only print on one side of the page, leaving the other side completely blank. 

Double-sided printing is useful because it helps you reduce your costs: since both sides of a sheet are being utilized, you can spend less money on paper. This is also eco-friendly as less paper waste would be generated.

This type of printing is also the convention for a lot of types of texts- including newspapers and books. For these reasons, double-sided printing is generally preferred to one-sided printing.

Some printers automatically print on both sides of the page. You just have to select the two-sided print option in your print settings and you’re good to go as the printer will automatically flip the pages. These printers are called duplex printers.

On the other hand, some printers require manual intervention as they don’t automatically print on both sides. You will have to manually flip the paper to print on both sides. These printers are called manual printers.

You can print your Google Docs document using both types of printers. In this article, we will be exploring both of  the following two methods in detail:

  • Double-sided printing for duplex printers
  • Double-sided printing for manual printers

Let’s start.

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How to create columns in Google Docs

One of the ways in which you can organize your text is by using columns. Google Docs allows you to organize your text in multiple columns and even add a line between each of them.

This feature is especially useful when you’re creating a newsletter or newspaper as the text in these types of content is generally organized in the form of columns.

Creating (and removing) columns in Google Docs is simple and convenient.

Moreover, you have a lot of options for customizing them- you can set the number of columns to divide your text into, choose the spacing between them, and decide whether or not to insert lines between them.

Let’s learn the steps to insert a column in your Google Docs document.

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How to print from Google Docs

Google Docs is one of the most popular word processing applications out there. It allows you to create all types of documents- including class notes, invoices and resumes- and customize them however you want.

You can also easily print your documents directly from Google Docs. There are two methods of printing a Google Docs document:

  • Using the Print command in the File tab (or using the Control+P shortcut)
  • Using Google Cloud Print

Never heard of Google Cloud Print? Not to worry as we will be giving you an introduction to the service in this article. We will also be talking about how to print a Google Docs document from your mobile.

Let’s get started.

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How to insert a vertical line in Google Docs

There are several situations when you might want to insert a vertical line in your Google Doc. For example, you might be creating a newsletter or newspaper page so you want to organize your text into columns and separate them with vertical lines. 

You can also insert vertical lines in your resume to divide it into different sections. This improves the look of your document, making it neater, more visually appealing, and more readable.

You might also want to insert a vertical line in the title of your document, like this:

“How to insert a vertical line in Google Docs | Office Beginner.”

In this article, we will be discussing four methods of adding a vertical line in Google Docs:

  • Using shapes
  • Adding paragraph borders
  • Adding lines between columns of text
  • Using a keyboard shortcut

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How to Insert a Horizontal Line in Google Docs

It’s useful to learn how to insert a line in Google Docs for several reasons. Horizontal lines are useful for dividing your document into different sections, especially if it’s lengthy. They improve the layout of your text, making it more readable. For example, you can use horizontal lines to create an organized and neat-looking resume. 

Note that adding a horizontal line in Google Docs is different from adding one in MS Word.

The main difference is that you can add a horizontal line using keyboard shortcuts in MS Word, but this option is not available in Google Docs. The closest alternative is underlining your text using the Control (or Command, for Mac users) + U option.

How to Insert a Horizontal Line in Google Docs

Google Docs gives you other options to quickly and easily insert a horizontal line in your document. In this article, we will be discussing three main methods of adding a horizontal line:

  • Directly adding a line from the Insert tab
  • Using shapes
  • Using paragraph borders

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How to change your Google Doc to landscape orientation

The default orientation of any word processing software- such as Word and Google Docs- is portrait.

However, by following a few simple steps, you can change the orientation of a page to the landscape mode. In this article, we will be focusing on how to do this in Google Docs.

There are some situations when the landscape mode is more useful than portrait mode.

For example, a table with a lot of columns fits better in the landscape orientation as it requires more horizontal space than a smaller table.

It’s also useful when you have large pictures in your document or when you want to insert several pictures side-by-side.

You can also use the landscape mode when you want to include a chart with a long x-axis in your document.

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How to print a Google Doc with comments

Google Docs offers an easy way to create and share a document with others, while having them view, comment, or edit it depending on the permissions you give them. This enables collaboration and removes the possibility of misunderstandings.

Sometimes, people would like to print the shared document along with the comments in it. However, that is when they realize that although Google Docs allows printing the document, it leaves out the comments on the canvas.

Here, we give you some methods to print the document along with all comments.

5 ways to print a Google Doc with Comments.

  • Capture Page as Screenshot and Print
  • Save as WebPage and Print
  • Save as OpenDocument and Print
  • Save as Microsoft Word and Print
  • Use Print Google Doc with Comments Chrome Extension

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