Join Mike Rankin for an in-depth discussion in this video Generating an index, part of Creating Long Documents with InDesign.
Now that you've built your index with topics, references, and cross-references,…let's see how to format and flow it into your document.…To set up the formatting for your index, you click the Generate Index button at…the bottom of the Index panel.…This dialog box has two modes:…a simple mode and a mode with more options.…So if you don't see everything you want, just click More Options.…Starting at the top, I can include a title and include a paragraph style to…style that title with.…I can choose whether or not to replace an existing index or to have this just be a static index.…
If this document is part of an InDesign book, I can include all book documents.…And I can include index entries on hidden layers or not.…Next, I can choose whether or not my index entries will be nested, in which case…subtopics are in their own paragraph, under the higher topics. Or you can choose…Run-in, where subtopics are all run in the same paragraph and separated by a…character of your choosing.…That separator is specified down here in the Between Entries field.…
- 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 to 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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