Join Mike Rankin for an in-depth discussion in this video Using third-party indexing tools, part of Creating Long Documents with InDesign.
While it's great that InDesign has indexing tools for long documents, those…tools are far from automated.…Using them involves a lot of manual work to find, tag, and apply formatting…to each index term.…But there are some interesting third-party options for more automated indexing. Let's take a look.…The first one we'll look at is a script called IndexMatic by Marc Autret.…You can find it at his web site, indiscripts.com.…With IndexMatic you don't have to place index markers throughout your documents.…Instead, you tell it what to search for and it builds the index from what it finds.…
It's search-based indexing.…With a document that you want an index open, go to the Scripts panel and…double-click to run the script.…This opens a dialog box where you can set up the Search and Output options.…The left two thirds of the dialog box has options for narrowing the search…from finding all the words in the document to just the specific ones you want indexed.…First, you choose the Scope. Just the current document or if you had several…
- 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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