Re: Indexing question

Subject: Re: Indexing question
From: "Mike O." <obie1121 -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 5 Nov 2003 11:49:48 -0500

Kevin C Cole wrote:
> They wrote the book in MS Word, then handed it to their art/production
> person who imported the file into Quark, dropped in art, moved blocks of
> text around, changed all the page breaks etc, then ran it through
> and made a PDF file out of it.
> Does anyone have any suggestions about a semi-mechanized way of creating
> index?

Can you get the Word file and work with that? I'd think the time to index is
BEFORE you export to Quark. The art/production person will have to redo his
work, but too bad - they should have thought of that beforehand.

Or just rebuild the finished manual in Word and show them that the "export
to Quark" step isn't even necessary. I did that on one job a long time
ago... they were exporting from Word to PageMaker, and they didn't believe
Word could produce the same finished work. So I did it in Word, and saved
them a lot of time and money. That was years ago though. I haven't seen
anyone use the Word-to-DTP process for a long time now.

Mike O.



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