Creating index references with Find/Change


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Creating index references with Find/Change

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...

Creating index references with Find/Change
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Creating index references with Find/Change provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Mike Rankin as part of the Creating Long Documents with InDesign

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Design
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InCopy InDesign
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