I can't find anything very clear about how creating index topics works in InDesign (Mac, CS6). What I'd like to do is import an extensive Word list of words and phrases as the topics (presumably all first-level) for my index. Then switch to the References mode of the Index Panel and locate and reference all instances of each topic. Can I do this? If so, I can't figure out how.
We have QuickIndex which is free. We are still sort of working on it, ironing out bugs and adding new stuff.
It does not import a word list at the moment.