Re: Converting Word index to PDF

Subject: Re: Converting Word index to PDF
From: dmbrown -at- brown-inc -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2001 10:01:56 -0800

Maaike Groenewege wrote:
> I'm looking for some kind of tool that converts an MS Word index to
> pdf. More specifically, I'd like the page numbers to be clickable. I
> need to convert 30 large indexes, so manually creating links with
> Acrobat is not really an option.
> Google came up with two tools: Compose 4.1 and Bookends
> Activate, but the first one is too expensive for our budget ($900),
> and the second one still requires a lot of manual work.

I've used Sonar Bookends Activate from Virginia Systems for about two years now.

This one-trick pony couldn't be easier to use: Open the PDF, select the tool, enter the physical page number where the index starts and the number of frontmatter pages (i, ii, ...), and press Enter.

Converting 30 large indexes should take you less than half an hour. You'll probably spend more time opening and saving the PDF files than Acrivate will spend hyperlinking the page numbers. (Maybe that's the manual work you're referring to...)


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