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Publisher - How to Remove topics/subtopics from Index?

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Hi,

I am playing around with Indexes for the first time and having a hard time removing topics from the Index panel.  More specifically, in my case right now, I cannot remove a "See..." cross reference.  Am I just missing a keystroke here? 

Additionally, 'refreshing' or 'updating' an Index doesn't seem to work at all.  I can only get a current index on the page by deleting the original and creating a new one.

Using a macbook pro.

Thanks!

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Hi @Gazook89,

Welcome to the forums :)

My apologies for the delayed response here!

I'd like to request a copy of your file so I can look into this for you - could you please upload a copy of your .afpub file here? Alternatively if you do not wish to make the file public please let me know and I will generate a private upload link for you.

Many thanks in advance!

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Hello!

Actually, I think I've been a big dummy.  My original document is very large in size, so I started to put together a dummy document to illustrate the same issue and started building the Index.  I wrote some nonsense and "I'm sure I can't be the only one who has tried to delete topics from an index" and after writing that I redoubled my efforts to find a way to do it......I realized I was missing a VERY obvious trashcan at the top of the Index panel!  One of those things that you just completely miss over and over until it just pops for some reason.  I had really thought that there would be a "Delete" option in the right-click menu on each topic, or in the "Edit Topic" window, or even just selecting the topic and hitting the "delete/backspace" key.  It seems that many similar panels have the delete option in their item menu's (ex: the text styles panel).

Thanks for reaching out; a second (third, fourth, fifth) glance was what it needed from me. 

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37 minutes ago, Gazook89 said:

I realized I was missing a VERY obvious trashcan at the top of the Index panel!

In my opinion that trashcan is not obvious at all, hidden in the middle of a group of similar-looking icons. and given its size and blurred appearance.


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I should still have been able to find it after LOOKING for it, though...However, in terms of design, it certainly could be improved.   The various menus I mentioned would be a good place to find alternative deletion options. 

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