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Managing an Index

After you create an index, you can perform several common index management tasks, such as view all topics in a book, removing unused topics, find entries, edit entries, and delete entries. When you make changes to index entries or page numbering in your document or book, you need to update the index (generate a new one). If you just want to update the preview area in the Index panel, you can use the Update preview button on the panel.

Manage an Index

  • View All Index Topics in a Book. Open the book file and all of its documents, open the Index panel, and then select the Book check box.
  • Show Unused Topics from the Topic List. In the Index panel, click the Options button, and then click Show Unused Topics.
  • Remove Unused Topics from the Topic List. In the Index panel, click the Options button, and then click Remove Unused Topics.
  • Edit an Index Entry. In the Index panel, click the Topic option to edit a topic and update all entries using the topic or click the Reference option to edit an individual entry. Double-click an index entry or page reference, edit the entry, and then click OK.
  • Delete an Index Entry. In the Index panel, select the entry or topic you want to remove, click the Delete Selected Entry button, and then click Yes.
  • Find an Index Entry. In the Index panel, click the Options button, click Show Find Field, type the name of the entry you want to locate, and then click the Up Arrow or Down Arrow.
  • Locate Index Markers in a Document. Click the Type menu, click Show Hidden Characters, open the Index panel, click the Reference option, select the entry you want to locate, and then click the Go To Selected Marker button on the Index panel.
  • Capitalize Index Entries. In the Index panel, select the entry you want to change, click the Options button, click Capitalize, select an option to capitalize what you want, and then click OK.
  • Update the Index Preview. In the Index panel, click the Update Preview button on the Index panel to update the preview area in the Index panel after a change in the document.
  • Change Language Sort. In the Index panel, select the entry you want to change, click the Options button, click Sort Options, select the check boxes for the languages you want, use the Up Arrow and Down Arrow buttons to move items in the order you want, and then click OK.
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