Not in version 7. Version 8 may offer you that capability
with its new scripting capabilities. You may be able to define a
script that will traverse your topics searching for a style and add
them to the index accordingly.
I don't believe any such script ships with RoboHelp so it
would likely be custom developed.
Hi Peter, it could be me that is miisng something. While I
have created a small index I haven't dug too deeply into what all
can be done with an index in RH.
I have a huge project with several hundred topics and each
topic has a table with one to many rows. My guess is that there are
well over a 100 rows. Each row has a title that uses the style
Heading 3. I was hoping I could have the Index find all instances
of Heading 3 and turn them into index entries. It would be kind of
like MS Word does when you create a TOC.
As specified by Rick and Peter, this custom action can be
achieved by using the scripting support present in RH8.
I have created a sample script file which does the work
specified by you. Just download the script file and import it in
RH8, and open the project. you need to modify the script file to
include the tags you want to scan for. Right now the script
searches for h1 and h3 tags, but you can include tags as required
and save the script file. Select run from scripting explorer pod
and boom... it will create all the index entry specified in the
You need to have RH8 to run the script file. If you dont have
RH8, I really encourage you to download the trial version of RH8 to
check new features in RH8.
Please click on the link to download the scripting file
File for Index creation
Praful, thank you very much. I don't currently have RH8, but
I would love to take a look at it (IT willing of course). From
reading about RH8 it seems to have a lot of really great features
that we could use.