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    Automatically create an index from a word document (Word 2000)

    Is it possible to automatically create an index from a Word 2000 document without manually marking each and every word in the document?

    Any comments would be most helpful.

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    Re: Automatically create an index from a word document (Word 2000)

    If you look in the Help file <img src=/S/rtfm.gif border=0 alt=rtfm width=24 height=23> under Create an Index, you will find the topic:
    Automatically mark index entries by using a concordance file.

    I think this is what you need.

    If what you want is an index of every word in your document, no, there isn't a built-in automatic method. You could make a copy of your document, strip out all punctuation, formatting and paragraph marks (except the last one), replacing the paragraph marks with spaces, replace all spaces with a tab and paragraph mark (to put each word in a separate paragraph followed by a tab, and use the Tables => Convert Text to Table feature to generate a concordance table that contains all words in your document. You would want to sort the table and delete duplicates. If this is something that you do often, a VBA procedure could be written to do it, I suppose.
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    Re: Automatically create an index from a word document (Word 2000)

    I have a template application that uses rules (which you can write/modify) to select Interesting Words for a Concordance table. It can run as simply as a one-click application. The ZIP file is under 1MB. My web site is 'down", but I'll happily email you a copy if you want me to.

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    Re: Automatically create an index from a word document (Word 2000)

    Yes if you would be so kind, please email me this template application to:

    johnf@direct.ca

    Thanks again

    John

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