RE: ranges in index entries

Subject: RE: ranges in index entries
From: "Cadorette Johanne" <johanne -dot- cadorette -at- locusdialog -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 8 Mar 2002 13:12:39 -0500

Matthew asked, "Does anyone use page ranges in their index entries?"

I use ranges all the time, and I do manage them in FrameMaker without IXgen. As a user of indexes, a range clearly tells me where I will find the bulk of the info I need.

For example, in our guides, the overview chapter contains a brief description of all the features. So when people are using the index to find out how to use a specific feature, they won't turn to page 6; they'll know that's probably just a brief mention. They will instead turn to the first page of the range (XYZ Feature, 6, 112-129).

Hope that helps,

Johanne Cadorette

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