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    Indexing Add-in (Word)

    Anyone know of a good Index Generator Add-in?

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    Re: Indexing Add-in (Word)

    About 2 years back, I had posted (could not find that post) on the Lounge a description of a solution which allows service providers the freedom to generate the index at any stage of production, as long as all paragraphs are numbered; and new paragraphs inserted get further numbers. This is not an automatic Index generator, and needs input of professional indexers. It is not intended to be a substitute for the work of professional indexers.

    The solution converts paragraph nos to page nos after the pagination has been frozen, and thereafter generates the index with the page nos., which allows the indexer to work without the time pressure usually associated with the indexing job (say after the first proof stage). Of course, in changing para nos to page nos, a certain amount of manual work is required, but the labour required is not smart labour.

    There was sophistication in the solution in that the index entries could be upto 3 levels, and the solution allowed use of Greek and other special characters (by use of SGML entities) which might optionally be used to set the order in which the entries appear in the final index. This approach has worked flawlessly for an index comprising nearly 61,000 entries for an encyclopaedic reference work.

    Could this be relevant to your needs?

    The solution involves building the Index entries in Excel and generating the actual index in Word.

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