Adding Prefixes to Page Numbers

The default index structure works fine if you use page numbers throughout documents without a prefix. However, your documents might use chapter-based page numbering, in which case, you must make a slight change to the Building Block structure on the IX reference page. Just because you use chapter-based page numbering in documents does not mean that the generated index will automatically implement that same page numbering for index entries.

Chapter-based page numbering looks like this:

9-1, 9-2, 9-3 ... in Chapter 9 and

5-1, 5-2, 5-3 ... in Chapter 5, etc.

Begin this exercise to add a prefix to an index entry page number from the IX reference page of the Index list.

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Place the insertion cursor just before the ...

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