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Word-by-word sort order in indexes

Feb 23, 2013 6:06 AM

Tags: #index #framemaker_8 #sort_order

Hi again,


I need to change the sort order in my indexes from letter-by-letter to word-by word.


According to the help file,


1. Choose View > Reference Pages, and display the reference page that contains the special text flow for the index.


2. Add a space at the beginning of the IgnoreChars paragraph in the special text flow of the index. (The space cannot be at the end of the paragraph.)


The *IgnoreCharsIOM paragraph in the IOM flow contains "-_–—[»–«»". Try as I might, I cannot add a space at the beginning. If I add a space after the initial dash, then put a dash afterwards, and then get rid of the first dash (to move the space to the beginning) the space gets removed.


I presume I'm misunderstanding the instructions.... Can anyone help?






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