I recently received from a client a catalogue of 800+. It is for tools. The client provide me with each chapter as a packaged InDesign file. At the end of catalogue there are two chapters containing Indexes: one after each product name and another after each product code.
I have created a book as I see no other way to update any index if the files are separated and not merged into an InDesign book. After doing that, I noticed that only the index by product code is actually fully automated not the one by product name.
Index by product name:
Index by product code:
Product code marked for indexing (red headings), product name not marked (black headings):
Everything is done except those two indexes. The catalogue was transled from English to French. I am stuck with this issue. How to solve it? As far as I know there is no way to create two distinctive Indexes. What other solution I may have? I am thinking to create an index for product name, and a TOC for product code. Another option would be to send for translating the index by product name.
Any help is much appreciate it.
There are a few free scripts that can create an index based on the a style sheet.
Thank you. I will give them a try.