Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Using Word to create index entries, part of InDesign CS3 Long Documents.
OK let's take a look at an alternative way of creating your index.…And that's to use Microsoft Word and then place the Word document in InDesign and InDesign,…assuming that you have the right check mark checked when you choose Show Import Options,…will allow to bring in your Word index entries.…An efficient way of going about this is to work with what's called an automark file, essentially a concordance file.…So here in Word I got two documents open.…I have split my window. I have chosen Arrange All.…
So I have got one document on top of other.…This is the text file of the document that we are looking at earlier, and down here I'm creating my automark file.…And to do this I have created a table with two columns and in the left hand column, I put the text that being referenced…and in the right hand column I put the topic.…And I separate the level of the topic using colons.…So in this case Leading is going to be topic level 1.…X-height and will be topic level 2.…
Larger X-heights is the text that it will look for in this document.…
- Setting up templates and master pages
- Working with Bridge
- Creating books
- Planning and managing styles
- Troubleshooting with the Story Editor
- Managing footnotes and endnotes
- Searching with GREP
- Generating a table of contents
- Automating layouts
- Repurposing material as PDF and XHTML documents
Skill Level Intermediate
1 . Getting Started
2. Planning Your Project
3. Setting Up and Applying Master Pages
4. Working with Booked Documents
5. Getting the Most from Global Formatting
6. The Story Editor and Editing Tools
7. Footnotes and Endnotes
9. Understanding GREP Searches
10. Generating a Table of Contents
Styling a table of contents7m 57s
11. Automating Layouts
12. Repurposing Material
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