Creating index topics and references


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Creating index topics and references

The first thing to know about building an index in InDesign is you do nearly all the work setting up an index in the Index panel, which you can find under Window > Type & Tables > Index. The panel has two modes-- Reference mode and Topic mode--and it's important to get the difference between these two clear in your mind from the start. Topics represent the names of each index entry. Topics have a level, so they can be a top-level standing by themselves or they can be subtopics within a higher-level topic.

Topics are just the names of entries; they don't have any page numbers. So to see Topics, you click on the Topic button. And I have several topics in this document already, which I can see by tipping open the triangles next to each letter. Double-clicking a topic or a subtopic brings us to the Topic Options dialog box, where I can edit the name of the topic, change its level or sorting. I can add topics by importing them from a Microsoft Word or other InDesign document, by ...

Creating index topics and references
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Creating index topics and references 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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