Re: INDEX software

Subject: Re: INDEX software
From: Hans Lonissen <lonis -at- EURONET -dot- NL>
Date: Tue, 21 Oct 1997 23:22:00 +0200

Mary Cresswell wrote:
> I have been asked to do an index, two (perhaps three) levels, of about 2000
> items. I'll have to create the text myself, since it's a general
> subject-matter index, and I can't just 'mark' text items.
> The problem is that, as far as I know, there's no way WordPerfect or Word 6
> can handle 2000 items. I know that lots and lots of little lists can be
> combined manually (and I've done this for lists of plant and animal
> species, which don't always go strictly alphabetically) ... but this is
> straight plain old alphabetical order, and I'd like to do it in close to
> one fell swoop, if possible.
> I would be *very* grateful for any suggestions anyone has - either on ways
> to tweak WordPerfect, or on indexing programs available. Thanks in advance...

Hi Mary,

I've got a rather expensive suggestion: try using Framemaker, it's ideal
for idexing.

Hans Lonissen, SIG / PALGA
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