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  • Challenge 7

    Get the Navigation Outline of a Google Doc as a Table


    Google Docs creates a navigation outline on the left sidetray that is useful for navigating a document. Your employer wants to see a copy of this outline in a Google Sheet so that they can more easily get a sense for the size and structure of the document.


    Using JavaScript in the Inspector Console, get the titles of a document's navigation outline items as a table that can be copy/pasted to a spreadsheet.


    Here's an example function that could work:

    // Find all elements with the class "navigation-item"
    const navigationItems = document.querySelectorAll('.navigation-item');

    // Create an array to store the text content of the navigation items
    const navigationText = [];

    // Iterate through the elements and add their text content to the array
    navigationItems.forEach((item) => {
            'Navigation Item': item.textContent.trim()

    // Display the results in a table in the console

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