RE: When should I add index terms?

Subject: RE: When should I add index terms?
From: "Phillips, Wanda" <wanda -dot- phillips -at- philips -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 14 Apr 2010 20:07:29 +0200

I also index as I go. Aside from having rigorous rules about indexing, I regularly generate a copy of my index to fix inconsistencies and provide guidance for future entries.

Wanda

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From: techwr-l-bounces+wanda -dot- phillips=philips -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com [mailto:techwr-l-bounces+wanda -dot- phillips=philips -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On Behalf Of Philip Sharman
Sent: Wednesday, April 14, 2010 11:03 AM
To: Joe Weinmunson; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: Re: When should I add index terms?

I prefer to index as I go along. This has several advantages:
- Indexing is a nice change from writing and editing sometimes.
- I can actually use the index to find things that I know are in the doc
somehwere.
- Using the index alerts me to things that I'd like to find but which aren't
in the index.
- If I leave the indexing to the end, it tends to get pushed aside in the
rush.

The only disadvantage is that, as Kevin has said, it takes a bit more effort
to be consistent from one day to the next.

Philip.

On Mon, Apr 12, 2010 at 7:20 AM, Joe Weinmunson <litlfrog -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:

> My question right now is
> about indexing. When should I add terms to my index? Is it easier to
> do as I go along and add new pages to the help file, or more efficient
> to wait until the project is near completion? Thanks.
>


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When should I add index terms?: From: Joe Weinmunson
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