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Subject:Re: Indexing Help From:Laurel Nelson <Laurel_Y_Nelson -at- NOTES -dot- SEAGATE -dot- COM> Date:Wed, 16 Sep 1998 12:17:48 -0500
Michelle Corbin asked:
What are other people's thoughts about nouns versus verbs and which
deserves more of the "primary" focus?
Like you, Michelle, I focus on the nouns rather than the verbs. Putting in
verb synonyms is time consuming and they make the index too long.
Also for online Help, I use a couple of other techniques that MicroSoft
uses, which make the online index easier to read and shorter--nothing is
capitalized except for company names, product names, and acronyms, and all
verbs are presented in the plural form, which eliminates the need for
For example, Gina's topic (Associating a Model With a Category) would have
the following index entries:
associating models with categories
categories, associating models with
models, associating with categories
All of these entries would be available under the screen name and also by
themselves within the index.