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Even though there is no direct single-click way to add dots in a TOC in your Google Docs document, you can do so by using the ‘Ruler’ feature.
The article below explains how to create a TOC, how to add dots to a TOC, and what to do if you’re having issues with the TOC.
With a word processor that functions both online and offline, Google Docs is a cross-platform, totally free website that synchronizes documents across phones, tablets, and PCs.
There are no payments or signing-up processes you need to go through; simply having a Google account is all you need.
When a document is extensive, a Table of Contents, or TOC, can be very helpful.
Quick summaries of the document's contents are provided in the TOCs. In Google Docs, creating a table of contents is a simple and quick process.
However, when the TOC seems lengthy and not so easy to navigate, adding dots can fix the problem, and help the readers understand the content of your Google Docs document better.
Creating a Table of Contents in Google Docs is quite simple since there are many built-in features to edit a Google document - similarly to Microsoft Word.
However, when it comes to adding dots in the TOC in Google Docs, the updating Table of Contents options are quite limited. There is no direct option to add dots in TOC in Google Docs, but there is a workaround with the ‘Ruler’ feature. Check out the steps below!
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Follow these steps to create a Table of Contents:
As we mentioned, Google Docs does not currently have a built-in feature allowing users to modify the TOC, adding dots included.
However, there is a functional workaround when using the ‘Ruler’ feature.
Note: For a better look, you can add one or two empty spaces between the dots/dashes and the text.
Related: How to Rearrange Pages in Google Docs.
If you’re unable to add the TOC feature to your Google Docs document:
Even though there is no direct single-click way to add dots in a TOC in your Google Docs document, you can do so by using the ‘Ruler’ feature. The article above explains how to create a TOC, how to add dots to a TOC, and what to do if you’re having issues with the TOC.
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