Re: Indexing Dilemma

Subject: Re: Indexing Dilemma
From: Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: Nancy Allison <maker -at- verizon -dot- net>
Date: Mon, 23 May 2011 12:07:01 -0700

I think you may need to list them two ways:

Power
Cable/s
Button, On/Off
Supplies
Connector, Supply

and

Button, On/Off, Power (or On/Off Button, Power...might even need three
entries for this one)
Cable/s, Power
Connector, Power Supply
Supplies, Power, accepted by

Might vary a bit, depending on the level of knowledge of you expected readers.

Gene Kim-Eng


On Mon, May 23, 2011 at 11:51 AM, Nancy Allison <maker -at- verizon -dot- net> wrote:
> Currently, these items appear in the index of my manual:
>
> power cable for Thingie 5000 2-4
> power On/Off button, location of 2-7
> power supplies accepted by Thingie 5000  2-8
> power supply connector, location of, 2-9
>
> I think that these four entries are so different that there is no logically acceptable way to combine them, even though they all begin with the same word.
> For example, "power cable" is a two-word, distinct noun, while "power supply connector" is a distinct, three-word noun. I don't think those two can acceptably be combined as
>
> power
>  cable for bell, 2-4
>  supply connector, location of
>
> I think all four have to stand alone. Do you agree, or would you handle them differently?
>
> --Nancy
>
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