Word Index Phantom Entries and a comment on STC

Subject: Word Index Phantom Entries and a comment on STC
From: Eisbruchs -at- aol -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2003 07:25:59 -0400


Like Carol Gilbert, I'm also frustrated by
Word Index Phantom Entries. I
spent about an hour over the weekend trying to
get rid of one such bothersome index entry. I thought
of posting a question here about it, but hesitated
for some reason. Then I saw Carol Gilbert's question.

I look forward to any suggestions on this problem.

Also, I'd like to comment on a previous thread.
Reading some of the critical posts about the STC in the
past few weeks has caused me to reflect on how much
I have enjoyed, learned from, and otherwise
benefited from that
organization over the years. I've
been an STC member since 1990; I'm currently a member of the SE Michigan chapter.
I attended an Ann Arbor area STC networking lunch a few weeks ago that was great. Having recently lived
in The Netherlands for 6 months, I very much enjoyed
an article
in the most recent Intercomm about what it's like to
work as a technical writer there. I attended a
joint STC/ASTD (Training and Development)
meeting within the past 2 weeks and found it
stimulating and worthwhile.

- Emily from Ann Arbor

>Subject: Word Index-Phantom Entries
>From: Carol Gilbert <cgilbert -at- cal -dot- berkeley -dot- edu>
>Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2003 10:54:13 -0700
>X-Message-Number: 19

>First, let me say thank you for being here. You are a rich >source of
>answers. I was used to Framers, but I see some of you are >contributors
>to both lists.

>I am down to a few things I am not solving myself in MS Word. >I am
>updating an older document. I deleted the original index. I >have
>actually deleted all previous index marked entries. I have >put in about
>15 of my own new ones. When I generate an index (opting to >delete the
>old one) I get an index with all of my entries looking good, >but I
>still seem to have "phantom" entries from before. They do not >appear
>with the marked entry but just " , vi" or " , 23". I have >turned on
>fields and these entries are not present. I only see my own. >Where are
>they coming from and how do I eliminate them? Obviously, I >could
>manually get rid of them, but I much prefer to have Word >generating it
>TIA, - Carol Gilbert

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