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Creating index - manually tag each name?

Creating index - manually tag each name?

Creating index - manually tag each name?

Am I missing something or do I have to manually index mark each name (of which there are over 2,000 contained in 18 chapters in the book)? I thought that one could earmark a style to include in an index. Is it possible to do a search and replace with index markers? The looming task of clicking on each entry isn't appealing. Suggestions - certainly others must have encountered similar situations.

RE: Creating index - manually tag each name?

I was hopeful by the links, but after testing IndexMatic, it does not capture the entire name. Because the names are defined by a paragraph style (due to imported data), a first name and the last name are separate entries and are listed as such in the resulting output. Any other suggestions?

RE: Creating index - manually tag each name?

I did a quick Google search and found this...
Don't know if it will help you or not.

Can I also point out.

I layout books for a living, very large books... in Australia, Publishers use specific people for Indexing these large books. There is a whole association for these people.


That means, it's hard...

There is no easy way to do this...

Sorry for the negativity, just thought I'd mention it...



RE: Creating index - manually tag each name?

Thanks for the comment (albeit negative). I'm messing around with some search and replace functions (GREP) to try to at less reduce the repetition (and carpal tunnel syndrome).

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