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Subject:Re: Question about making a index entry From:Blair John <Blair -dot- John -dot- MM5 -at- MACMAIL1 -dot- NB -dot- ROCKWELL -dot- COM> Date:Thu, 2 Nov 1995 09:16:00 -0800
> I write documentation (online and paper) for communication software.
> In several documents that I inherited, I noticed that there are index
> entries for file extensions, such as .INI files and .BMP files.
> Sometimes they are indexed as .BMP and appear at the beginning of the
> index in the special characters section. At other times, the .BMP has
> been moved to the B section.
> I'd like to know how others index these entries.
> Do you use a period with the extension name .BMP or just BMP?
> Do you move the index entry to another section or leave it in the
> special characters section?
It seems to me that it wouldn't hurt to have these entries indexed in *both*
places as well as subentries under the heading "File Extensions" or
john -dot- blair -at- nb -dot- rockwell -dot- com