Search & Navigate displays all your doc headings, bookmarks, links, images, and tables on different tabs in the sidebar. Its instant search filters data by keywords on all tabs at once. You can also see text search results on a separate tab to navigate to any part of the document.
To begin with, open the add-on from Extensions > Search & Navigate > Start:
You will see the add-on sidebar with 6 tabs for you to navigate the document.
Open the first tab, and the entire structure of your document will be shown in a tree view. Expand or collapse any heading to see all levels of content you have:
The Bookmarks tab contains a full list of bookmarks in the order they appear in the document. By clicking on the bookmark in the list, you will jump to the referred place in the document.
All bookmarks have the same name by default, each one displays the referred text so you could recognize where it leads:
Under the Links tab you'll find a list of all hyperlinks your Google document contains. Click on any link to jump to it in the text.
All the images and tables you have in the document are listed with their titles (the text above them) on their respective tabs.
Select an image or table in the list and you'll jump right to it in the document:
The Search field at the very top comes in handy when you need to look for a specific text, bookmark, link, picture, or table quickly.
Once you enter a word there, the add-on starts looking for matches across all tabs, i.e. in all types of data, simultaneously:
You can see the number of matches under each tab icon.
Switch between the tabs to see the results in context:
There are three additional options that let you adjust the add-on work a bit:
There is no Start option. Only "help."
Thank you for your comment.
Please try to reload the document and see if the option to run the tool appears in the menu. If this doesn't help, please send us the information about your browser and operating system at firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll help you further.
Thank you so much for creating the add-on.
I am not good with terminology.
The add-on displays a list of bookmarks with the text of destinations. Cool!
Is there a way to find all links opening or pointing to that particular bookmark, or that particular text, or that particular destination.
Or is there a way to find all so to speak go to top links in a google text document when it has five various "go to top" links? Like jump up and star reading here and please read it again from the beginning
Thank you for the feedback.
Sorry, we don't have such functionality at the moment. I have forwarded your request to our dev team so they might implement it in the future. Thank you once again for sharing your idea with us.
I've been trying to get this to work for about 30 minutes, all my other add-ons work except this one. I've uninstalled and reinstalled a dozen times, and all that it says next to it is 'help', there is no 'start' or 'launch' option.
Sorry you are having difficulties with our add-on.
First, please note that there is currently an issue on the side of Google Sheets that occurs when you are logged in under more than one account. I kindly ask you to sign out and log back in only under the account you used to grant permissions to the add-on. If this doesn't help, please specify what browser and operating system you use. We'll do our best to assist you.
It would be useful to be able to restrict a search to a section of the document, as Google doesn't seem to have this feature.
Thank you for sharing your idea with us. Our development team will consider adding such an option into the future version of the add-on. If there is any news, you'll be sure to know about it.
I created several bookmarks in several documents.
I would like to find all these bookmarks from any other document.
It seems that bookmarks are associated with one and only one document, is it possible to share bookmarks for all my documents?
Thank you for your question.
Sorry, but the add-on shows you the list of bookmarks of your current document only.
There is no start button for me to use this add on anymore. I had this in my google docs for free before. When I go into add ons and search for it it says manage next to the add on instead of free. Do I have to purchase it somewhere now? If so how? When I click on purchase it takes me to a page with a bunch of other things not search and navigate add on.
Thank you for reporting this problem, Christine.
If you see the green Manage button next to the add-on name, it means it's already installed to your Google Docs. You should see it directly under Add-ons > Search & Navigate > Start (not in the Manage add-ons section).
If it's not there, please try to reload the spreadsheet and see if the Start option appears in the menu.
Also, please try and go to Add-ons > Manage add-ons, click the Manage button next to the add-on name, and make sure the option to Use in this document is checked.
If this doesn't help as well, please email us to email@example.com with the screenshot of what you see in the menu and specify what browser and operating system you use.
We'll do our best to assist you.
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