2 Replies Latest reply on Sep 3, 2012 11:11 AM by ceencha

    Indexing with more than one NUMBER per PAGE

    ceencha Level 1

      Friends,

       

      I know how to make an INDEX that uses page numbers, and it works nicely.

       

      I have been using only one hymn per page.

       

      But, now I want to do a book that (sometimes) has more than one hymn per page.

       

      In other words, "Actual Page 566" might contain Number 566 and Number 567.

       

      "Actual Page 567" might contain Number 568 and Number 569.

       

      In the hymn section (200 pages out of 1100) we will not be listing the "Actual page numbers" because I cannot abide dual numbering systems.

       

      Friends, how can I do this?

       

      Can I assign some sort of numbering system variable to each hymn ?

        • 1. Re: Indexing with more than one NUMBER per PAGE
          [Jongware] Most Valuable Participant

          > Can I assign some sort of numbering system variable to each hymn ?

           

          No, unless you want to re-do all to use an automatic numbered list. But then you cannot use the Index function, since that's meant to use page numbers and nothing else.

           

          What does it mean that one page "might contain Number 566 and Number 567"? I mean, what's the connection to the actual page number? None at all?

          If so, you might as well (ab)use the Table of Contents, which can list all paragraphs in a certain style. Don't have it add the page numbers (that's an option). You will end up with an unsorted list, in order, of your hymns; then you can use the sort paragraphs script in your scripts panel to alphabetically sort them, which is what the Index function would have done for a proper index.

          • 2. Re: Indexing with more than one NUMBER per PAGE
            ceencha Level 1

            Ah !

             

            I think this is exactly what I need – thanks so much !

             

            What does it mean that one page "might contain Number 566 and Number 567"? I mean, what's the connection to the actual page number? None at all?

             

            None at all.