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Can an Index be made from InDesign Book

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Yes. All of the book files have to be open at the time you are generating the document, and the Book checkbox checked in the Index panel.  

I would keep the Book box unchecked until you are ready to generate the Index, as it tends to slow the program down, especially if you have a large number of index entries. 

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sounds good. I've created about 14 files/chapters. the editor has given me about 100 words and phrases to be included in the index. Are you saying I should the book dialog filter and all chapters, different files, at same time? And then run the indexing program?

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I'm not seeing where the Book box to check is?

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It is the Generate Index dialog, not in your list of chapters.

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I understand that to generate the words I will import into a new text box on my Index page. But how do I get words, I have 100 words, into the index program? I have 14 separate files/chapters.

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Hi Ken:

 

In InDesign, one first has to index all of the words and phrases. Once that is done, then you can generate the alphabetical list.

 

It's basically a 3-step process:

  1. Add index markers.
  2. Generate the index.
  3. Flow the index story.

 

Franz gave you a good resources to get you up and running. Be sure to read the section under "Index every occurrence of a word automatically". 

 

Here is another good resource: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMnEdgHTgag.\

 

~Barb

 

 

In this live stream, Adobe Evangelist Terry White shows how to create an index in Adobe InDesign CC as well as how to create cross reference entries.

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