Adding a table of contents to your Notion page keeps your documents organized. All the topics are listed in a way that you can skip reading to the answer directly!
But to add a table of contents, learn the basic steps first, which are explained here.
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How to Add Table of Contents in Notion (Desktop)
The table of contents feature in Notion is incredibly nifty when working with long-form content. Granting that you have already opened the page where the content is, follow these steps.
1. Structure the section titles of the content as a heading block.
Structuring the section titles as header blocks makes it easier for Notion to structure the table of contents it will create.
To do this, drag the cursor over the text before clicking the “Text” tab on the floating menu. Then choose between “H1,” “H2,” and “H3.”
2. Add the “Table of Contents” block.
There are 2 ways to add this table of contents in Notion. One way is to click the “+” button and click “Table of contents” under “Advanced Blocks”
A shorter way to do this is to type the “/” command and select the “Table of Contents” option. Type “/tableof” or “/tableofcontents” on a blank space before clicking “Table of Contents.”
By now, a table of contents block appears on the Notion page.
3. Drag the 6-dot handle to reposition the table of contents.
This is an optional step if you want to put the table of contents block after the article you’ve written. Wait for the blue line to appear before dropping the TOC block to its new position.
4. Customize the table of contents’ appearance.
As the table of contents is a synced block, you can’t customize each entry in it separately. But, you still can change the TOC’s text color and background color as one.
To do this, select the 6-dot handle and click “Color.” Then choose the shade for “Text Color” and “Background Color.”
After choosing the colors, you’ll immediately see the changes on your table of contents. Then you click one of the entries in the table to navigate to the section where it is linked to.
How to Add Table of Contents in Notion (Mobile)
Whether you use the Notion app on an iPhone or Android phone, the steps to adding a table of contents apply to both.
Once you have opened the Notion page with your long-form content, follow the next steps:
1. Tap on a blank space on a Notion page.
This move makes the bottom taskbar appear. You’ll find this above the onscreen keyboard.
Make sure that the section titles are already formatted as heading blocks.
2. Choose the “+” icon.
You’ll find this button between the “AI” icon and “Turn Into” icons.
3. Swipe up and click “Table of Contents” under “Inline.”
This is the first option that appears under the “Advanced blocks” category.
4. Tap and drag the whole table of contents block to reposition it.
Maintain your hold on the entire table of contents block until you have placed it in the area you want. Once done, tap on one of the entries in the table to navigate to the section it is linked to.
How to Remove Table of Contents in Notion
If you change your mind about adding a table of contents to your Notion page, removing it is as simple as adding it.
1. Select the table of contents block.
This will make the “+” and “6-dot” handle appear on its left side.
2. Click the 6-dot handle.
A menu appears like the one you’ll see when customizing the look of the table of contents.
3. Select “Delete.”
This option (which appears with the garbage can icon to its right) is found at the top of the menu.
The soonest you click this button, the table of contents you added is removed or deleted from the page.
Adding a table of contents in Notion improves the document’s structure and accessibility. Thanks to this feature, your pages are clear enough and user-friendly for all ages!
Hence, you can streamline your workflow and enhance overall productivity and organization.