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Firstly, I need to get much better in InDesign. But, I am trying.
I have a product catalog. It's 300 pages.
There is a specific character style that has been created, and the 7,000 + part numbers are all within that character style. I am trying to generate an Index that I can paste into a Word document or Excel file that a client can use to check against their part database. That index needs to have:
Part Number - Page Number
The part numbers vary in complexity from a simple term like HB, all the way to TX-005-007-HB.
I understand that Indesign doesn't support a way to create a TOC using Character styles. So I thought that maybe an Index would work better, but I seem to have a handicap when it comes to these things.
Any insight would be extremely helpful.
All those part numbers are currently in a Character style only used by those part numbers.
You can probably do it that way. Give it a try.
1. Create a GREP find/change query using .+ plus the format of your character style
2. Save that Query
3. Use Peter Kahrel GREP Query Manager script to find your save GREP Query, BUT instead of doing a change, you enable the [Collect Found Items] and [Add Page Numbers] options. This will produce a new InDesign document with your Products SKu and page numbers sorted.
Thank you for the post! I have tried it without success - but I can assume it's something I have done and not your instructions. I am still learning the GREP process, so this is all somewhat new to me.
I have attached an image of what I put into the query, but when i Execute the query in the GREP query manager, I get a new document with an empty text box. Any thoughts?
Nothing wrong in your settings and query. Strange. It works here.
You managed to solve this! It was the Script in my User - not Application. Once I changed that, We were back on track!
Thanks again Jean-Claude!