I'm new to using Google Docs as a word processor so maybe I'm missing something simple. I tried importing a word doc into Google Docs and it lost a lot of formatting. It turned my structured outline numbering (ie. 1, 1.1, 1.2, 1.2.1, etc.) into just the last number, which is confusing when reading the document. Is there a way to fix this numbering style?

  • Are you referring to the formation of a Table of Contents?
    – Jacob Jan
    Mar 14, 2013 at 13:49
  • Well, I have the table of contents working, but there is no auto numbering.
    – deltaray
    Mar 14, 2013 at 14:10
  • You can insert a page numbering via the menu: Insert/Page number, but you can't set it up the way you want to unfortunately.
    – Jacob Jan
    Mar 14, 2013 at 14:21
  • I noticed that it also doesn't have the ability to add page numbers in the ToC. These are both basic word processor features going back decades. I don't understand how Google expects people to take them seriously while lacking features like this. Especially when they would be so easy to implement.
    – deltaray
    Mar 14, 2013 at 15:25

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See this answer to a similar question. The Table of Contents extension does the trick.

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