Chapter 26. Building Effective Indexes

In this chapter

About Indexes 766

Deciding on the Indexing Conventions 766

Marking Index Entries 767

Generating the Index 772

Formatting the Index 773

Updating the Index 775

Working Directly with {Index} Field Codes 776

Controlling the Appearance of Index Headings 777

Indexing Across Multiple Documents 777

Creating Multiple Indexes in a Single Document 778

Indexing Only Selected Entries 778

Indexing Only Selected Letters of the Alphabet 779

Troubleshooting 779

About Indexes

An index is an alphabetical listing of topics, usually at the back of a book or long document, that lists the page numbers on which the topics are covered. There’s one in this book, for example, and you might have even used it already ...

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