How Indexing Works

An index is a generated file, which is a term you’re probably familiar with by now. An index file does not exist until FrameMaker generates, or creates, it based on information that you have designated throughout the contents of source documents to be extracted into the index list.

In this section, you examine these indexing features:

  • Selecting what’s included in the index

  • How index entry information is structured

  • How index information looks

As this chapter proceeds, you will see how to use index markers to identify or input text that will appear in the index. In addition, you see how to use punctuation in index markers to determine subordinate levels of information, as well as alphabetical sort order.

After information—in the ...

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