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Indesign build a index base on the character styles

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I building a product catalogue with over 2000 products. Product code is with text block and product code has a different Character style. 

 

Now I need to build an index of app product codes with page references. 

 

Its there are why to make index automatically? 

 

I agree with Steve.

 

You could do this as a Table of Contents (in chronological order or in alphabetical order) if InDesign suupported pulling character styles into a TOC. It does not. 

 

Here is a feature request because you are not alone in asking for it. The more votes a request gets, the more it gets the attention of the InDesign engineering team. This won't solve your issue today, but voting may have an impact on a future release.

https://indesign.uservoice.com/forums/601021-adobe-indesign-feature-requests/suggestions/20474899-table-of-contents-created-with-character-style

 

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Indesign build a index base on the character styles

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I building a product catalogue with over 2000 products. Product code is with text block and product code has a different Character style. 

 

Now I need to build an index of app product codes with page references. 

 

Its there are why to make index automatically? 

 

I agree with Steve.

 

You could do this as a Table of Contents (in chronological order or in alphabetical order) if InDesign suupported pulling character styles into a TOC. It does not. 

 

Here is a feature request because you are not alone in asking for it. The more votes a request gets, the more it gets the attention of the InDesign engineering team. This won't solve your issue today, but voting may have an impact on a future release.

https://indesign.uservoice.com/forums/601021-adobe-indesign-feature-requests/suggestions/20474899-table-of-contents-created-with-character-style

 

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Probably only if you write or someone else writes a script.

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I agree with Steve.

 

You could do this as a Table of Contents (in chronological order or in alphabetical order) if InDesign suupported pulling character styles into a TOC. It does not. 

 

Here is a feature request because you are not alone in asking for it. The more votes a request gets, the more it gets the attention of the InDesign engineering team. This won't solve your issue today, but voting may have an impact on a future release.

https://indesign.uservoice.com/forums/601021-adobe-indesign-feature-requests/suggestions/20474899-ta...

 

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Fortunately, Peter Kahrel was interested by this question 8 years ago!
Between us, I'm still amazed that some Adobe experts can ignore this kind of frankly basic stuff so many years later!

 

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

 

You will just need "1 click" today!  😉

 

(^/)  The Jedi

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Thanks to the readers of this thread to note that I totally disagree with this "correct" answer without any real relevance to the question asked!

 

(^/)  The Jedi

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