Re: FrameMaker Indexing

Subject: Re: FrameMaker Indexing
From: Janice Gelb <janiceg -at- MARVIN -dot- ENG -dot- SUN -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 1 May 1997 13:14:43 -0700

Lori Smith wrote:

> Dennis Hays wrote:
> >
> > FrameMaker's view of the world, as to indexing, is somewhat archaic. That
> > the user is forced to "mark" each occurrence of a word, is quite time
> > consuming and also boring. Other than Frame's ability to create "leveled'
> > index categories, this indexing method is not the best.
> >
> There is a plug-in product for Frame I found in an STC mag called IX:gen
> (?) I have not used it myself, but we have it in our office and are
> expeciting to purchase it for all writers who wish to do their own
> indexing. I don't know much about the features off hand, but I think it
> will add back some of the ones lost in Word and WP.

IXgen is by Frank Stearns Associates (franks -at- fsatools -dot- com) out of
Vancouver, WA. Its main advantage is that it enables you to generate
an editable table of index markers, and then it will propagate the
edits back into the Frame documents. It's a huge time-saver. It
also enables you to expand Frame index markers in a document so
you can see them in the text.

-- Janice

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