Re: Indices in FrameMaker

Subject: Re: Indices in FrameMaker
From: Shannon Tribich <shannont -at- TORTOSA -dot- TEMPLAR -dot- NET>
Date: Thu, 22 Dec 1994 15:16:29 -0800

Robert Crews <robertc -at- amcc -dot- com> writes:

>To set the record straight regarding FrameMaker and indices for
>those of you who are not using FrameMaker, FrameMaker does not
>have a built-in index generator. It does, however, have an
>ability to automatically create hypertext links from all index
>entries to the referenced areas in the text. (This is a wonderful
>feature that helps immensely in the creation and editing of indices,
>regardless of whether or not the document will be an "online"
>document when it is completed.)

>With FrameMaker's programmer's interface, some software
>engineers have created automatic index generators for
>FrameMaker, but those are third-party programs not affiliated
>with Frame Technology.

>I've seen a couple different index programs for FrameMaker, and
>I'm not impressed. I have not found a program that will do
>what a talented, human indexer can do.

>Robert Crews
>President of the San Diego Frame User's Network
>Indexer of "The Inner Reaches of Outer Space," by Joseph Campbell
>robertc -at- amcc -dot- co

I'm not sure I know what you mean. I've been using FrameMaker to
generate indexes for years. I just put in the markers where I
want the entries, name the entries and FrameMaker automatically
generates the index when I tell it to. I think it does a great job.


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