Use this add-on to quickly find and navigate to any part of your document. Search in text, headings, bookmarks, images, and tables.
Listing updated:March 25, 2024
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Overview
This simple add-on helps you quickly find and navigate to the necessary part of your document. 

Once you open the sidebar, you can switch between the list of headings, bookmarks, images, tables, and search results. Enter a keyword in the search field at the top to see all its entries in your document. A click on any entry in the list will take you to the paragraph you need to see. 

-    Browse your document using your table of contents and jump to any heading. Use this tab to see search results in context.
-    Create a guide through the text with the help of bookmarks. Manage them all in the add-on sidebar: here you can create, delete, name them, or get the links in just one click.
-    See the list of all images and tables with their titles.
-    Advanced search options let you quickly locate any content and search in text, bookmarks, images, tables, and headings at once. Enter any word or phrase in the search field to see all paragraphs that contain it and click on any result to see it in your text.

This add-on is a great assistant that provides both: an overview and a very detailed look at every section of your document.

If you have any questions about the add-on, please post them here:
https://www.ablebits.com/docs/google-docs-search-navigate/
We'll be happy to assist!

Search & Navigate is a proud member of the Ablebits product family. We build add-ons that help you make the most of Google Workspace. Visit our official website to learn more:
https://www.ablebits.com/google-docs-addons.php
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PricingFree of charge
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Search & Navigate will need access to your Google account
This will allow Search & Navigate to :
View and manage documents that this application has been installed in
Display and run third-party web content in prompts and sidebars inside Google applications
See your primary Google Account email address
See your personal info, including any personal info you've made publicly available
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Matt Harms (enigmafyv)
February 7, 2023
While I've not had a chance to review it at length, this add-on is exactly what I was looking for when I went looking. I needed a way to jump around in my document quickly, based on what section I wanted to write in and this allows me to do just that. Suggestion: When selecting each heading, the selected section should float to the top of the display. Currently as you click the next section, the cursor will jump to the section, but its usually at the bottom of the window, forcing me to scroll a bit more to get the content in view, making this a multistep process. Not a huge issue, but I'm all for efficiencies.
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ziplock9000
June 29, 2023
This was working well for a while and then just stopped 2 weeks ago and I've no idea why
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Electrical Contractor in Toronto
June 30, 2022
I use Search & Navigate for working with and managing bookmarks in long text docs. I've suggested making a tool that will find all links opening or pointing to a particular bookmark and giving a number of these links. Please make it possible to find links opening or pointing to nothing, "bookmark no longer exists", as well as all bad or broken links. Making it possible to find bookmarks with NO links pointing to them would be great! Thank you.
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ShojoDraws
October 22, 2020
Absolutely amazing. As someone who writes comics and needs to script them out, this tool allows me to create an insanely easy table of contents that allows me to automatically skip to any chapter of my story. Incredibly helpful tip that I absolutely love. I can't believe I never had this before. I do not regret this installment, its absolutely amazing! Ten out of ten would recommend.
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Sullivan Minto (Jinxers)
March 20, 2022
yay its good!
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A User of Search & Navigate
May 3, 2015
Really great add-on. I can navigate through document headings easily and they're all displayed in the correct order and they're collapsible in the sidebar. Alternatively, I can jump to bookmarks, images or tables just as easily. I've got a document which is over 50 pages long and contains a lot of images. It takes a couple of seconds to complete the navigation process but that's not a problem at all. I'm really pleased with the way this add-on works.
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A User of Search & Navigate
December 16, 2016
Google support recommended this program to remove all auto-generated bookmarks at once on an imported file. This program doesn't do that. I don't understand why it would be so hard to select-all and delete or something. But the bad rating is because bookmarks I deleted then kept showing back up. I'm sure it's a fine plugin for other purposes, but for mine it just drove me crazy in an already frustrated state.
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Norman Marshall
November 16, 2020
This was EXACTLY what I was looking for - trying to find my way round a very long document. Works perfectly! I’m so grateful!
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A User of Search & Navigate
January 17, 2019
Based a whole section of our office work on this simple document navigation app, and it has simply stopped working altogether for the past week.
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A User of Search & Navigate
February 19, 2016
Many times better than previous solutions I encountered. The added search is very nice and I love the image, bookmarks and tables lists! Aside from that, being able to collapse sub-headers in the list was what I really needed.
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