Working with indexes
In QuarkXPress, indexing is accomplished by marking words in documents as first level, second level, third level, or fourth level index entries. You can create cross-references and choose whether index entries cover a word, a number of paragraphs, a text selection, or all the text until the next occurrence of a specific style sheet. When it is time to build the index, you specify a format (nested or run-in), punctuation, a master page, and style sheets for the various levels. QuarkXPress then creates and styles the index for you.
Software can automate the process of typing, formatting, and updating page numbers in an index, but a person has to decide what goes into a meaningful, useful index. Since the process cannot be fully automated, it may take extra time to create an index, but when your readers are able to find the information they need, it will be time well spent.
- Specifying the index marker color
- Creating index entries
- Creating cross-references
- Editing an index entry
- Deleting an index entry
- Specifying the punctuation used in an index
- Building an index
- Editing final indexes