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New Google Docs outline tool helps easily find sections within your documents

Things have been a little quiet at the Google Docs blog today, but the team is definitely not taking a break. In fact, a new Google Docs feature has just been released.
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March 10, 2016
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Things have been a little quiet at the Google Docs blog today, but the team is definitely not taking a break. In fact, a new Google Docs feature has just been released, and though it is not huge, some of you will really appreciate.

They call the new tool “automatic outlines”, and the name pretty much summarizes what the new integration is all about. When you create a document, the system will look for headers and other dividers in order to create an outline with the main topics listed.

When you are in a document, you can simply start scrolling to see the outline pull out from the right side of your Android device. It will highlight your current section. Don’t like a section in the outline? No problem; just remove it and edit these as you wish. Take a look at it right below.

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In addition to the outline, there is a new scrolling button you can use to more quickly move through a document. Instead of swiping up and down endlessly, users can now move through pages by pressing and holding this scrolling button, and then moving it up and down the side of the screen (much like what we are used to on a browser).

As it goes with these cool new features, these will likely be rolling out periodically. I see the scrolling feature, but no outline for me quite yet. Have you checked this new feature out yet? Hit the comments and let us know how you like it!