Get a Table of Contents, Dictionary, and Thesaurus in Your Google Docs


The Google Operating System blog uncovers a few snippets of JavaScript which add features to Google Docs, like a document table of contents, a thesaurus, and encyclopedia. For example, to generate a table of contents using your document's headings, enter this into the address bar while your doc is open:

javascript:mr("TocSettings");

To get a dictionary, thesaurus, or encyclopedia lookup on words you've selected in your document, use:

javascript:MC=NC();GC("dictionary");

for the Merriam Webster Online Dictionary;

javascript:MC=NC();GC("thesaurus");

for the Merriam Webster's Online Thesaurus, and

javascript:MC=NC();GC("encyclopedia");

for the Encyclopedia Brittanica. Intermittently I got some timeout errors using these features, but hopefully that will get resolved and they'll appear in the official Docs interface soon.


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