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Apr 17, 2012 11:29 AM

 
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    Apr 17, 2012 11:29 AM   in reply to Community Help

    Okay, so what after we add the documents? In my InDesign I add the documents, save and nothing happens. No book. The title for the book, but nothing in it even though I just added 223 pages in itemized chapters. So, what did I do wrong?

     
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    Apr 17, 2012 1:35 PM   in reply to GonzoOne

    A Book is merely a collection of document files that you can synchronize. What. exactly, were you expecting?

     
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    Apr 17, 2012 2:55 PM   in reply to Peter Spier

    To build the book into one file. I finally converted each chapter to pdf, then built the book. Is it me, or was Pagemaker really a lot easier for books? And do you know how to simply build an index in InDesign? In PageMaker I just tap control and Y key and that opens the dialogue box. I type in the index item or if I've blocked the word to reference it's already there. I can also assign it as a sub index item at that time. All I can find for instructions for Indesign index are 19 pages of confusion. At least confusing for me. Thanks.

     
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    Apr 17, 2012 4:36 PM   in reply to GonzoOne

    My recollection is that Pagemaker Books behave the same way, so I guess that means it's you.

     

    Indices are outside my normal wrokflow, so I'll let someone else handle that, but you'll get more help if you ask specific questions.

     
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    Apr 17, 2012 5:21 PM   in reply to Peter Spier

    Yes. My memory was off, I printed pagemaker files to pdf, then collated them. That's how I have ultimtely done it (today) with InDesign. Now to figure out how to make an index in Indesign. That is not easier or as easy as PageMaker.

     
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    Apr 17, 2012 11:28 PM   in reply to GonzoOne

    GonzoOne wrote:

     

    Yes. My memory was off, I printed pagemaker files to pdf, then collated them. That's how I have ultimtely done it (today) with InDesign.

    Not necessary in InDesign. You can export one PDF from a book of several ID chapters in one go.

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    Now to figure out how to make an index in Indesign. That is not easier or as easy as PageMaker.

    It's fairly similar. Most of the steps are the same.

     
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