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Microsoft® Office Word 2007 Step by Step by Joyce Cox and Joan Lambert

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Creating and Modifying an Index

To help readers find specific concepts and terms that might not be readily located by looking at a table of contents, 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 table of contents, an index is inserted at the insertion point as a single field.

Tip

You don’t need to create indexes for documents that will be distributed electronically because readers can use the Find feature or Windows Desktop Search to go directly to 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 ...

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