Re: Index format
- From: "John McGhie [MVP - Word and Word Macintosh]" <john@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 11 Jun 2006 22:18:34 +1000
I do so wish you people would stop trying to use Concordance files. They
simply DO NOT WORK for most indexing situations.
I know, I know... The Help recommends them. Well, sorry, but it's WRONG :-)
For only 400 entries, it's far quicker to tag correctly and manually the
first time :-)
Word has the best indexing tools I know of, even including the professional
indexing applications. It's just the best there is, period.
If you do not know this from your own experience, you may not have found
them all yet. Check this article:
That's one of the old articles affected by the Safari third frame bug: use
any other browser.
On 11/6/06 5:55 PM, in article
60BBE191-69DF-407B-9821-083059BE47D1@xxxxxxxxxxxxx, "PiMP Projects"
"KT 63" wrote:
Thanks for the extras. I am creating an index for someone elses manuscript
with over 400 entries so I am using a concordance file. Using your
information, I found that I can enter the first column- computer - and into
the second column "\t "see also microsoft" and the entry in the index is -
computer see also Microsoft.
So I don't have to go through the document. I do, of course, have to clean
up the index since Word throws in the full stops (periods, in Yank land) and,
for each occurence of the searched for word, repeats teh "see also "
But thanks to your post, my task has been greatly simplified.
Maybe MS will read these posts and add some indexing features to Word.
Using Word 2003, I tried - Costs - in the 1st column of the concordance table
and "\t "see also Budget" in the 2nd column...
but no success with the Auto Mark as the "Costs" component was missing from
the generated index and therefore no "anchor" for the text
I then tried... Costs" \t "see also Budget" in the 2nd column
but while this created the "Costs" anchor in the index, it also generated
multiple entries of "see also Budget" ?
Am I missing something basic in the use of Switches in a Concordance table ?
I am attempting to automate thru the table and not have to revert to manual
Please reply to the newsgroup to maintain the thread. Please do not email
me unless I ask you to.
John McGhie <john@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Microsoft MVP, Word and Word for Macintosh. Consultant Technical Writer
Sydney, Australia +61 (0) 4 1209 1410
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