Google Docs Gets New Outline Tool

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Google launched a new outline tool in Google Docs on the web and Android.

As a spokesperson for Google tells us in an email, "Displayed in a pane to the left of the page, the outline features headers for each section of your document, making it simple to quickly jump from section to section. If you haven’t manually applied headers, no worries—we’ll do it for you, intelligently detecting the logical divisions within your work. You can then edit or remove these headers as necessary."

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"This launch will also allow you to move through documents on your Android phone or tablet at super speeds," the spokesperson says. "When you begin scrolling on your mobile device, a small navigation handle will automatically appear. Touching that handle will display the entire document’s structure, allowing you quickly skip from section to section, instead of slowly swiping up and down."

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In other Google Docs news, Google has also made it easier to view documents in most e-readers.

Google said on its APps Updates site that it has launched the ability to export Google Docs files as EPUB publications. Do do so, just go to the file menu, select "Download As" and select EPUB Publication (.epub).

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