Indexing documents


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Indexing documents

Computers are supposed to make life easy for us, right? And creating an index for a book seems like a great way for our computer to help us. So many folks look around InDesign for a button that says, make the index for me. Well, unfortunately indexes just don't work that way. For example, you can't just get a list of all the words that appear in the document and where they appear. That's a concordance, not an index. If you want something simple like that, you should get the Sonar Bookends InDex plug-in from Virginia systems. But if you want a real index, you are going to have to build it yourself, one index entry at a time. I have spent way, way too much time indexing my own books over the years. First, by using a thousand note cards and markers, and later using the tools in PageMaker, Quark Xpress, and finally InDesign. And I can tell you with some confidence that none of these tools make indexing pleasant.

InDesign's indexing features are pretty good, but they are no...

Indexing documents
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Indexing documents provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by David Blatner as part of the InDesign CS4 Beyond the Basics

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Design
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InDesign
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