Wednesday, August 13, 2008

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

To get a dictionary, thesaurus, or encyclopedia lookup on words you've selected in your document, use:
for the Merriam Webster Online Dictionary;
for the Merriam Webster's Online Thesaurus, and
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.