Thanks. Somehow I didn't come across that page when searching for solutions. Looks like another feature to learn how to use.
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You might find this free script of some use.
You can search for terms, add entires, switch main with sub and switch simple phrases.
Thanks for posting the script, I am looking over it and will try and make use of it when building my index.
I am making progress indexing certain words, however I am not sure how to deal with capitalization and plurals. It seems they would all be seperate, I already have one case of this as I am moving forward.
I would want only 1 entry for all of the following: apple, apples, Apple, Apples
Is this possible?
The only way I see to do this is to get your references for the 4 words as usual. Then when you are done with the index, consolidate manually all of them under the one you choose. For instance, if you get apple p. 5, apples, p. 6, Apple, p. 7, and Apples p. 8 and you decide to put them all under apple, you'll do apple: 5,6,7,8 and delete the rest. The downside of this is when you update your document you'll have to do it all over again. Maybe someone else has a better idea.
That would work, but yeah you would think there would be a way to address this more efficiently.
It would be nice to see a bit more sophistication in the panel. It seems to help you index all occurrences of the word but only if you do so when you first enter the word. What if you add more content?
I ran into this concept as well when defining sections. If you edit the pages, the section remains on the page you defined it. I would like to anchor it to the heading on the page it relates to, in case that heading moves, the section would move as well. It seems there as well, its not worth doing this until you are dont with the content of the book. Seems kind of clunky to me.. what about revisions & "2nd editions"... looks to me like you would be best to delete the sections, TOC and index and start over.
I’m not an expert in indexing. I’ve used it occasionally for some books. But I know there are more sophisticated programs out there that you may want to check (Google is your friend). Regarding adding more content, you can always update your index (Generate Index) and replace the original with the updated one.
Regarding sections, I think if your document is threaded, sections should flow with the content. Same thing with the TOC. You just have to update it.