Join Mike Rankin for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating index topics and references, part of Creating Long Documents with InDesign.
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 choosing Import Topics from the panel menu. Or I can create topics…
- 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
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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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