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>When indexing an item, is it helpful to include gerund references
>(example 1) in the index along with noun references (example 2)?
>* Displaying the P&L report (appearing under _D_)
>* P&L report, displaying (appearing under _P_)
In general, you try to think up the complete list of sensible ways
someone might look something up, and have an entry for each of them.
The CHICAGO MANUAL OF STYLE has a good section on indexing.
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