We are doing typesetting in InDesign CC 2020 application using word document as input. When word document flowed into InDesign, all index terms was generated with page numbers. But we have faced the below two issues:
1. Formatting was not applied for some particular index term page numbers
2. Page range was not generated
Word: We generated Index in Word file, the formatting and Page range was generated properly.
InDesign: We generated Index in InDesign file using same document, the formatting and Page range was not generated.
Please provide a solution to retain the formatting and page range.
Thanks, those materials were very helpful in figuring this out. I'd never manually used the Insert Index Marker tool in MS Word, so I didn't know that one could specify that number being bold or italic. InDesign's indexing tool works differently, in that you can assign a character style to all page numbers in the index, and you can also choose a "number style override" when inserting a new index entry.
So, you could simulate Word's behavior here by making your own bold number style, but I don't see a way to get InDesign's Word import filter to reproduce it. Similarly, there are a few ways to mark a page range in an index in InDesign, but none of them seem to be like the bookmarks in MS Word. You could make some custom paragraph styles and use those styles to define those ranges, but once again that would be a manual task to be performed after placing the indexed Word document, not something you could get InDesign to do natively upon placing.
You should also go over to the InDesign uservoice and vote on the topic of page range references in Word index importing. I don't expect rapid movement from the developers on this issue, given that there are only a few votes asking for this feature, but I think it's worth a click.