Re: Is there a Polyglot default language option for MS Word? Indexing issue.

Subject: Re: Is there a Polyglot default language option for MS Word? Indexing issue.
From: Kathleen MacDowell <kathleen -dot- eamd -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: mihailokostich -at- aim -dot- com
Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2012 13:28:15 -0600

Mihail

I know this group has highly knowledgeable people who can be a wonderful
help, but in case you need those with more specific Word knowledge, there's
a Word group on Yahoo that might be able to help too. I think it's run by
Dian Chapman, who's a Word MVP.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Word_DocDesign

There might be something on LinkedIn too, though I haven't looked.

Regards and good luck

Kathleen


On Tue, Nov 20, 2012 at 11:55 AM, <mihailokostich -at- aim -dot- com> wrote:

> I'm trying to add a concordance index to a lengthy WORD file. It's 200+
> pages and chock full of archaic and quirky British English spellings,
> German and French words, and many, many others from Slavic/Greek/Turkish
> Balkan languages. All with correct spelling in the source language, with
> accent marks and non-standard characters.
>
> Turning off the auto-correct and spell and grammar check features -- and
> the "show hidden text" and "show all formatting marks" in File > Options >
> Display does not work. As soon as I do those things, save my file, and
> navigate to "insert index" and Auto-mark (from my 18 page 2 column
> concordance table), I see the index starting to compile, with lengthy
> formatting information at every entry. After the page count hits the end of
> the document, I can turn off all that 'reveal formatting.' But then the
> index disappears. The little book icon in the lower status bar (between
> page and word count, and the default language) tells me to fix my "proofing
> errors" in the document. After telling WORD to ignore the 6 or 8 "proofing
> errors" that showed up in the first two paragraphs of the document -- and
> not finding a 'cancel proofing' option -- I tell WORD to G.F.Y. and exit
> the document without saving.
>
> I know that extraneous characters -- apostrophes, quote marks -- give WORD
> fits in index entries, so the concordance table has been stripped of those.
> But I can't strip the flavorful (and faithful to the text and quoted source
> documents) accent marks, odd spellings and foreign letters.
>
> .....Okay, having summarized all of that, I guess the simplest solution is
> to delete, destroy and never again think of that concordance table. That
> probably can't be made to work in a circumstance like this. Put in the
> markers manually.
>
> But when I invest the time and get done with all of that, am I still going
> to see WORD prompting me to fix proofing errors, in the process of building
> the index?
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