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Microsoft® Office 2008 for Mac Step by Step by Joan Lambert

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Create an Index

To help readers find specific concepts and terms that might not be readily located by looking at a TOC, you can include an index at the end of a document. Word creates an index by compiling an alphabetical listing with page numbers based on index entry fields that you have marked in the document. As with a TOC, an index is inserted at the insertion point as a single field.

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In documents that will be distributed electronically, readers can also use the Find feature to go directly to specific search terms.

In the index, an index entry might apply to a word or phrase that appears on a single page or is discussed for several pages. The entry might have related subentries. For example, the main index entry shipping might have below ...

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