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Publisher V2: Indexing with prefixes

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First of all: The V2 apps are well done! 😀

Unfortunately, a feature I once asked for is still not included.
I am publishing a book with several chapters. Each chapter starts with a number followed by the page number. Example:


In the index you will then find:
Something1 2-65
Something2 6-15
Something3 1-21

Since I only update and publish individual chapters, only the new pages have to be added and the index has to be recreated. This provides additional index entries for the added chapter, all other index references remain the same.
Since I have used exactly this method in InDesign 6 so far, it is important for me that this is also possible in Publisher. (Or have I overlooked something?)
Attached is a screenshot of how this is set in InDesign.

Thanks for a reply



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  • 3 weeks later...

I agree with @MikeSB.  I'm very pleased with Affinity's V2 apps.  They are very well done.  I'm particularly pleased the ability to build documents (books) from several file (chapters) was added.  This will allow me to migrate all my projects from InDesign to Publisher.

However, adding a section name as well as a section prefix is very important in large reference books, which is what I have.  I'm attaching a spread from a draft of one of our books.  As you can see, on the bottom margin, we include the section name (Aptitudes), and we use a section prefix (1.6.) before the page number.  Each section begins on page 1.

I would appreciate the addition of a section number prefix, as @MikeSB requests.



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