One of my favorite things about Coda is that it’s a doc that grows with you, your ideas and your teams. But sometimes that means a single Section becomes an enduring, growing Source of Truth (or meeting notes, or project milestones . . .) that can be a bit unwieldy to navigate. Recently we launched Collapsible Headers, Tables & Views and Drag-and-Drop Text, and today we’re going one step further to help you organize your sections with Section Outlines!
Now you can add outlines for your sections to help viewers understand how information is organized within the section. Outlines will update automatically when new sections are added and/or header sizes are changed. Clicking a line-item in an outline will jump you to that section of the doc.
Section outlines are especially useful for long sections with lots of headings. (Tip: Try pairing this with collapsible headers!)
You can turn section outlines on in the Section Options menu (which has graduated from a dropdown menu to a fuller right-side panel!) by hovering over the top of your section canvas to expose ‘Options’ and then clicking it.
You can hide the outline by clicking on the ‘kebab’ (three vertical dots) menu that shows to the right of it when you engage with the outline. If you want to re-enable it after hiding, you must re-open the Section Options menu.
A few other things to know about our new feature:
- Section outlines currently only work on docs viewed on desktop; they are not supported on mobile experiences
- Section outlines include tables and views, which have H2-sized headers, so they will show up as such in the outline hierarchy
We hope this helps you organize and navigate your sections, and welcome any feedback about section outlines!