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Chapter 21. Books > Indexing

Indexing

Building an index requires four main steps, and they generally happen in this order:

  • Create the style sheets for the index itself, for letter headings, for the entries themselves, etc.

  • Mark all the text that is to be referenced in the index.

  • Build the index .

    Figure 1. Portions of a built index in the Run-in format


    Figure 2. Part of a built index in the Nested format: a comma and space “, ” was specified as the Separation Characters: Following Entry in Index Preferences.


  • Look over the index, and edit it, if necessary.


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