3 Replies Latest reply on Jun 25, 2013 2:59 AM by LukeF11

    Shortcuts for creating InDesign indexes

    LukeF11 Level 1

      I'm new to creating indexes for InDesign, so I'm on a pretty steep learning curve, but so far it looks pretty daunting.

       

      I'm trying to work out if there's a quicker 'automated' way of doing what I need to do, as it all seems very 'manual'. So far I'm stuck with:

       

      1. a word document (unindexed) with a list of topics for the index that I can import / cut-copy into InDesign

       

      2. add each topic manually in the 'Index' palette in InDesign

       

      3. manually find every instance of each index topic in the InDesign document, and manually place an index marker (or whatever they are called).

       

      Is that right? If so, that's a task worthy of Sisyphus. I don't even seem to be able to use the index marker character ('^|') in the find/replace window to speed up the placing of markers.

       

      If there's a faster/better/proper way to do it, I'd love to hear from you! Help me Adobe-Wan, you're my only hope.