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Google Docs has received a new feature today on the web and on the Android app. The outline tool is displayed in a pane to the left of the page and it features headers for every section of the document. This enables users to jump quickly from section to section without having to scroll through the entire document to get to a particular section of the document.

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If you’ve worked with super long documents in Google Docs then you might have been frustrated at times by having to scroll through the entire document. It’s time-consuming and there can certainly be a better way to go about this.

Now there is. With the outline tool it becomes much easy to jump from section to section. It doesn’t matter if you’ve manually applied headers in the document or not. Google Docs will intelligently detect logical divisions in your work and apply the headers which can then be added or removed as necessary.

The feature will prove to be particularly helpful on Android smartphones and tablets as it will allow users to move through documents at super speeds. A small navigation handle will automatically appear when scrolling headers on a mobile device. Touching that handle will display the entire document’s structure and making it easier to skip from one section to another.

Google Docs’ outline tool is live now on the web and in the Android app.

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