Adding index entries

Creating an index has four stages: inserting index entries into each publication in the book, looking the entries over and editing them if necessary, generating the index, and placing the index in the publication where you want it to be.

Wait until you have finished editing your publication before you add the index markers. If you make changes after you have added the markers, you run the risk of moving or deleting a marker as you edit, or of making an index entry inappropriate.

The mechanics of creating the index are relatively simple, but choosing the words and determining the structure of an index is a distinct discipline outside the scope of this book. In this lesson, we teach you how to add an entry and generate an index. ...

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