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RH 2019 How to delete index?

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Dec 06, 2018

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Is there any way to delete the entire index at once? I have a project that we migrated from FM and the index is a total mess. It's full of dozens of useless entries. I want to ditch the entire index and start over, but I can't figure out if there's any way to do so.

I poked around in the project files and found an Index folder with <project_name>.idx. I tried deleting this file entirely, which apparently removed the index but left the Index, Glossary, and TOC tabs totally greyed out and unusable. I opened the file in a text editor and didn't see anything significant, but I tried deleting all of the content anyway and saving the file - that didn't seem to do anything at all.

Any thoughts? I really don't want to go through every single individual index entry.

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Correct answer by Peter Grainge | Adobe Community Professional

I have found a quicker way.

Go to Reports and click the check alongside the column headings.

Now right click and scroll down to Index.

You will have to delete each term but it looks as if that will be a quicker way.


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RH 2019 How to delete index?

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Is there any way to delete the entire index at once? I have a project that we migrated from FM and the index is a total mess. It's full of dozens of useless entries. I want to ditch the entire index and start over, but I can't figure out if there's any way to do so.

I poked around in the project files and found an Index folder with <project_name>.idx. I tried deleting this file entirely, which apparently removed the index but left the Index, Glossary, and TOC tabs totally greyed out and unusable. I opened the file in a text editor and didn't see anything significant, but I tried deleting all of the content anyway and saving the file - that didn't seem to do anything at all.

Any thoughts? I really don't want to go through every single individual index entry.

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Correct answer by Peter Grainge | Adobe Community Professional

I have found a quicker way.

Go to Reports and click the check alongside the column headings.

Now right click and scroll down to Index.

You will have to delete each term but it looks as if that will be a quicker way.


See www.grainge.org for free RoboHelp and Authoring information.

@petergrainge

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In 2019 the index entries are in the topics so the answer is No. The file

you found is for cross references.

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Hmm that's too bad.

Wonder if it's faster to right click each index entry or to open each topic in HTML view and manually delete the index metadata... We'll see.

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I have found a quicker way.

Go to Reports and click the check alongside the column headings.

Now right click and scroll down to Index.

You will have to delete each term but it looks as if that will be a quicker way.


See www.grainge.org for free RoboHelp and Authoring information.

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Much easier! Especially because you can just press the Delete key to remove each keyword rather than clicking.

Thanks for poking around!

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