Re: Indexing tool?

Subject: Re: Indexing tool?
From: "Stuart Burnfield" <slb -at- westnet -dot- com -dot- au>
To: "Techwr-l" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 10 Jun 2014 09:27:01 +0800

Chris, I was about to recommend that you give the Master Document
feature a whirl (ho ho). The code was completely rewritten for Word
2007 and, it was reported in the Woody's Office for Mere Mortals
newsletter, now worked reliably.

Unfortunately, according to this page, the feature is still broken:
http://www.addbalance.com/word/masterdocumentshtm

There is a link at the end of the article to Word MVP Dian Chapman's
page on using RD fields [1]instead of master docs.

Robert Lauriston wrote:
> I believe you could create a concordance file from the index in the
> PDF, then use the AutoMark option to insert XE fields automatically.

A concordance is not an index. Unless it's changed radically in the
last decade, the AutoMark feature is a fast way to produce something
that looks a little like an index until you try to use it. If an index
is required, take the time to produce one.

Here endeth the rant :^)

--- Stuart



Links:
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[1] http://mousetrax.com/mastdoc.html



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