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InDesign indexing help

New Here ,
May 22, 2021 May 22, 2021

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Hi everyone,

On https://community.adobe.com/t5/indesign/help-with-indexing/ I read "When searching for occurrences of the selected text, InDesign considers only whole words, and searches are case-sensitive. For example, if cheetah is selected, cheetahs and Cheetah will not be indexed."

For the Index I am trying to build I need to find a way to index the words Cheetah, cheetah, Cheetahs and cheetahs on one reference only – cheetah –, so that when consulting this reference – cheetah – readers can find the numbers of the pages in which the four words – Cheetah, cheetah, Cheetahs and cheetahs – occur.

Is there any simple way to do this?

I am working with InDesign 16.2.1

 

Thank you very much for your help,

João

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 23, 2021 May 23, 2021

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Hey - let me know if this is of any help

https://creativepro.com/files/kahrel/indesign/lists_indexes.html

 

 

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New Here ,
May 25, 2021 May 25, 2021

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Thank you very much, Eugene,

It looks very promissing.

I will run some tests – I never used scripts before – and I will get back to you later.

 

 

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Advisor ,
May 25, 2021 May 25, 2021

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Grep Find/Replace:

 

Find: [cC]heetahs?

Replace by: cheetah

 

… But only if you have this Script:

 

 

What does this Script do with the regex mentionel above: it absolutely doesn't replace the 4 cases indicated by "cheetah"! it simply creates for each found a "cheetah" index entry! E.g., if it finds the word "Cheetahs", it creates an index entry "cheetah"!

Of course, just 1 click!  😉

 

(^/)  The Jedi

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New Here ,
May 31, 2021 May 31, 2021

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Hi FRIdNGE,

Thank you so much for your help, I really appreciate your attention.

I am sorry it took me so long to get back to you.

I have two questions:

a) I can't listen to the sound of the video you posted, am I doing something wrong?

b) How can I get the script you mentioned?

 

Thank you in advance,

João

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May 31, 2021 May 31, 2021

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No sound and not free! …

PM me if you want to know more!

 

(^/)

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