Tips and Tricks

How does one create an Index?


I have a 200 page book that is mostly text. I’d like to add an index, but I’d like some help. For example (If I remember correctly.) LATEX will scan the material and give you a table in which all the words are listed with their frequency of occurance. Then you edit the list (Removing stuff you don’t want, like articles, conjunctions, prepositions, etc.) and run it again to put it into alphebetical order and add the page numbers.  Can one do this in WORD? If so how to get the BLURB text into WORD? Anyway, can someone help with this?

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Posted by
cirrussailor
Nov 4, 2008 11:54pm PDT
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Hello cirrussailor;

YES – you CAN create an index in WORD, but it is not really automated… you need to flag each word that you want to index, and then WORD will build the index from the flags…

There is no easy means of pasting BookSmart text into Word; (it’s a tedious copy & paste exercise) and even less easy means of maintaining the correct BookSmart page number so the index retains it’s accuracy…

In short therefore, you’re probably better off compiling the index manually within BookSmart…

Good luck;

Lee

Posted by
lkb-28
Nov 5, 2008 1:47am PDT
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