Re: Looking for a Word Indexing Plug-in

Subject: Re: Looking for a Word Indexing Plug-in
From: Frank <frank -at- research -dot- canon -dot- com -dot- au>
To: "Pinkham, Jim" <Jim -dot- Pinkham -at- voith -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2007 09:43:52 +1000

Hi Jim,

Thanks for taking the time to reply.

I've looked at DEXter on the Editorium site and the tool looks great for
managing large indexes, but don't see an option that creates hyper
links, similar to Word's TOC feature. Am I missing it somewhere?

What I'm looking for a a tool that will create hyperlinks from the Word
index so that when I convert to PDF, users can click the index page
entry and go to that page. I don't see this feature in DEXter.


Pinkham, Jim wrote:
> A few years back, Jack Lyon did an excellent series of articles on Word
> Indexing on his Editorium web site. He also has a plug-in known as
> DEXter,, which you can try free for
> 45 days. I suspect the $199 investment to keep it could be well worth
> it, in terms of time saved. I have no affiliation with Jack or The
> Editorium, just appreciate the site and receive Jack's free newsletter.
> If you want to read about technique but don't necessarily want the
> plug-in, see the articles at
> Scroll down to Indexing. Topics go into more depth than the titles may
> imply. They include:
> Indexing
> Sorting Index Entries Letter by Letter: August 14, 2002
> Automated Letter-by-Letter Index Sorting: August 21, 2002
> Indexing in the Dark: August 6, 2003
> Indexing with a Concordance: August 13, 2003
> Making a Concordance: June 16, 2004
> Indexing with a Two-Column Concordance: July 21, 2004
> Indexing with a Two-Column Concordance, Part 2: July 28, 2004
> Indexing with Page Breaks from Quark: August 25, 2004
> DEXter: November 3, 2004
> Paragraph Numbers: March 30, 2005
> HTH,
> Jim
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Frank
> Sent: Thursday, August 30, 2007 1:45 AM
> To: Word-Pc List; [TECHWR-L]
> Subject: Looking for a Word Indexing Plug-in
> Hi All,
> (Cross-posted to WORD-PC and TECHWR-L)
> Can anyone recommend a Word plug-in that can create index files with
> hyper links (similar to Word's TOC feature)?
> I plan to turn these word files into PDF and would like to have
> clickable index entries. The indexes are many pages long, so I'm looking
> for an automated solution.
> Any ideas appreciated.
> Thanks
> Frank.

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