Re: Indexing -- Edit Topics List
- From: "Neil" <nhmiller@xxxxxxx>
- Date: 12 Sep 2005 15:05:13 -0700
Gordon, my apologies. I confused the Create Index and Show Index
commands. Show Index has what I want. Thanks.
Gordon Woolf Sep 12, 2:21 am show options
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On 9 Sep 2005 20:57:55 -0700, "Neil" <nhmil...@xxxxxxx> wrote:
>>Do you mean what you get when you go to Utilities > Show Index ?
>No, I mean when you are in the Index Entry window, and you hit the
>Topics button to bring up the list of topics you have created for the
>publication. You can then Import all the topics from the book list and
>select your index entry from those for the word you have marked to
>point to. Then you don't have to type the words for every new index
>entry. It is this Topics List I am referring to -- that I would like to
>be able to edit it -- when I say edit, I mean to change a word, such as
>changing Electronic piano to Digital piano, so that all the index
>markers tied to Electronic piano now point to the same topic, but it
>has been renamed Digital piano. I don't think there is a way to do it.
>>>From your replies I have the impression you are not aware of the Topics
>List. It is an option, a very useful one, for doing indexing of a large
>publication like a book.
Once you start to make use of the topics list, PageMaker has already
embedded the used individual entries in the code within the text, as
described previously. However, the Show Index command does bring all
the entries together and allow them to be edited one by one.
So you can go to E to see all the entries for Electronic piano and
edit them to Digital piano one by one without having to search for
It is not all that you wanted, but it does ensure you do not miss any.
However, if there are scores of them, the export to tagged text, edit
in a text editor and import again would be a time saving alternative.
The simple answer to your question is, however, "No".
You will find the indexing function of InDesign much more useful,
including an option to edit topic options as well as individual
entries -- though it still does not include what I seem to want most,
an option to lowercase entries in the same way there is an option to
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