Join Mike Rankin for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating index references with Find/Change, part of InDesign: Creating Long Documents (2012).
There are a lot of things that can cause you trouble when you're building an…index. One of them is how to consolidate several variations of a word into one index entry.…The trick here is to use Find/ Change to do the hard part for you.…In this document, I have a few variations on the word Cheddar. Sometimes it's…capitalized, sometimes it's lowercase, sometimes it's singular, other times…it's plural, and I don't really want to distinguish between all these variations in my index;…I just want one index entry for Cheddar and have all the page…references grouped into that.…
The quickest way to do this is to use Find/Change to find all the variations of…the word and place copies of the same index marker before each word.…So if I look at the story in the Story Editor by pressing Command+Y or Ctrl+Y,…I can see that there's an index marker that's already been set here, right…before the word Cheddar.…If I double-click on it in the Index panel, I can see that it's going to come…out in the index with a capital C, and the type of the page reference isn't till…
- Using text variables
- Creating templates for InDesign, InCopy, and Word
- Employing nested styles
- Creating GREP styles
- Managing color with swatches
- Building page elements with libraries and snippets
- Performing GREP find/changes
- Using InCopy workflows
- Tracking changes
- Adding footnotes and indexes
- Using InDesign book files
- Versioning documents with conditional text or object styles
- Preflighting documents
- Archiving a project
- Finding and installing useful scripts and plug-ins for frequent challenges
Skill Level Intermediate
InDesign CS5: EPUB Kindle and iPadwith Anne-Marie Concepción5h 31m Intermediate
1. Document Construction
3. Using Styles
4. Building and Revising Layouts
6. Long-Doc Infrastructure
8. Working With InDesign Books
9. Customizing Long Documents
10. Outputting Long Documents
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