Google docs numbered headings

Google Docs Headings make your document stand out and help your colleagues to easily scan your Google Docs document. To make your heading more appealing, numbering heading with heading styles is a great way. Using heading styles allows you to quickly build a table of contents, restructure your document, and recreate its design without manual intrusion for numbering your heading’s text.

Google Docs number headings are as simple as inserting ordinary text in your Google Docs.

The simple way for Google Docs number headings

The quickest and simplest way to insert numbers in your headings is

  1. Just type “1.” before your heading
  2. Write your heading and then press the tab key on your keyboard.
  3.  Google Docs translates this number as a command to start a numbered list and also indents your headings.

Google Docs Heading numbering

Google Docs has a built-in option for numbering your headings. If not so, you can also install the add-ons from the G-Suite marketplace in your Google Docs. Let’s also have a look at it later.

  • Click on your headings and drag them by selecting them.
  • Go to the toolbar on the top right of your Google Docs document.
  • There are two main options

1. Numbered lists (numbers in a variety of formats)

2. Bulleted lists (symbols).

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Numbered headings in Google Docs using “Numbered list”

  • The default numbered list has numbering options from “1”.
  • If you click on the icon, your headings will be numbered from “1”
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Google Docs numbering headings using the “Format” menu

  • To number your headings using the “Format” option, first select your headings.
  • Click Format > Bullets& numbering > Numbered list
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You can now choose your desired format to add numbering for your headings.

Shortcut for Google Docs Headings

Adding a bulleted list in Google Docs is simple: use the shortcut “Windows + shift + 8”.

Google Docs Heading Numbers Add-on

If you can’t find any other way to add the number to your headings, you can install the “Heading Numbers” add-on from the G-suite marketplace for heading numbering. Heading Numbers for Google Documents is an add-on that allows you to head numbering styles to any Google Document.

The heading Numbers add-on for Google Docs makes it simple to add any kind of custom numbering style for your Google Docs headings.

  • Head up to your Google Docs document.
  • Click Extensions > Add-ons > Get add-ons

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  • Search for “Heading Numbers” in the G-suite marketplace.
  • Once you have found it, click on the add-on and install it.
  • Now, go back to your Google Docs document.
  • Click Add-ons > Heading Numbers
  • Choose any of the 7 predefined numbering styles.

Google Docs Headings Numbered Sublist

  • To make a sublist for your headings, first, select your text.
  • Click on the triangle to the right of the Numbered list icon at the top right of the toolbar.
  • You will have a choice of 6 formats, whereas the top left one is the default one.
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  • You can use these formats for numbering your headings.

Shortcut for Google Docs numbered Lists (Format Headings)

Google Docs numbered headings can be done simply using the shortcut “Windows + shift + 7”.

Using Headings numbering is essential to keep titles and headings formatted consistently in your document. Google Docs heading numbering not only improve the document structure but also help your visitors understand context easily.