Can someone help me understand why my index is coming out like this:
When it should be coming out something like this:
I have an index from another manual that I can import but no matter what I do it won't pick up the references to create the index correctly and I don't know how to do it. I tried creating it from scratch but no luck.
Lil help? Much thanks.
Ok, first off - is the "ugly" index a real index? (i.e. was it created by generating it in a book) If so, then you should be able to import the formatting from the "good-looking" index into the "ugly" one to fix it. There's also a trick you can use to recycle a "good-looking" index that Barb outlines on her site - Adobe FrameMaker: Reusing a TOC or Index - Rocky Mountain Training
Thank you for responding, I’ll give this a shot.
On Thu, 10 May 2018 at 8:43 AM Jeff_Coatsworth <email@example.com>
My blog post will help with the formatting (Thanks for the link, Jeff), but the content is determined by the index markers in the chapter files. I'm unclear from your original post if this is a content issue, or a formatting issue or both.
What are the clear (basic) steps to making an index? I always just used an
older user manual as a template for my current project.
Here's the typical scenario:
I teach indexing in my advanced FrameMaker classes or you can work through the Help topics from the FrameMaker help for more details. If you have any specific questions, of course you can come back and ask us.