How to use italics and subcripts in the index

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I'm preparing an index for my book using inDesign and in need to italicize "see," "see under," and "see also." I thought there would be a simple way to do this in the generate index box (italicize). There is "index style" for cross-reference and cross-reference topic. Do I just apply a paragraph style there? It doesn't seem to work. Also, some of my index references need to be subsripted.

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You should be able to do this with GREP styles.

 

So inside your INDES Style, make a GREP style. There type see, see under and see also – to be in Italic Character Style.

 

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???

 

It's an "Index setting"!

 

(^/)  The Jedi

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As Grep style in paragraph style, for example:

see((\h(also|under))?)

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"Wait and see"

 

… the kind of entry to be avoided of course!  =D

 

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There is "index style" for cross-reference and cross-reference topic. Do I just apply a paragraph style there?

You create and apply a character style in the Generate Index dialog box, then update the index.

 

~Barb 

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Michel, your solution is very easy to understand and traceable.

 

… or not?

 

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Thank you @Barb Binder 

much more better.

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No time to make screenshots when some make them better than me!

I’ve just shortly indicated what Barbara Binder shows in hers!

 

About the 2nd point, I will prefer a basic expression clearly mentioning each formula as: (CO\K2)|(CH\K4)|(N\K2(?=O)) [see screenshot]

 

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About the 2nd point:

Have we returned to one of our old playgrounds?

😉

 

Organizing subscripts/superscrits in a Chemistry book 

 

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