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1 hour ago, thetasig said:

Lastly, some words cause the page numbers to wrap around to the next line or two lines. Is there a way to indent the second and subsequent lines of page numbers so that they are not sitting on the left margin?

Again, play with the paragraph style associated with the index entries. Paragraph spacing, first line indent, etc. can all be specified there.


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Thanks, Walt. However, I think my problem is a little bit deeper. I already had the "Include Section Headings" checked. I note that when it IS checked, there is a small unprintable character (tiny box) in grey at the upper left-hand corner of the index. I suspect that I have messed up the Text Styles through my ignorance of which one to change for font, color, etc. I see the one marked "Index Section Heading - and that one sounds like the one that displays the alphabetical character for the index. It is normally based on the "Index" style. However, no matter what I change in any of these index text styles, that unprintable character is either visible or not, but no actual, visible text (and there is only one unprintable character, not a string of them going down the alphabet.

So, the index was the last page - I've deleted the text frame and the page. Then recreated that page and opened a text frame with cursor inside. It won't let me insert the index - see screen shot. So now my task is "finding" the invisible index (and, really, I never actually inserted another index in the document purposely). Any ideas how to find and delete this phantom index? Could it be a bug? Thanks very much.

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6 minutes ago, thetasig said:

Any ideas how to find and delete this phantom index?

Check your Layers when you select the page your index was on.


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I did learn, after carefully searching, that the actual index (text frame) was nowhere to be found after I had deleted it earlier. The s/w seemed to think there was another index somewhere else. Alas, not to be found. I had to delete the index from the Studio/Index panel. Then I recreated it all over again. I still think that ("cannot insert more than one index..." message) was a bug since I had been careful to add the index text frame only to the very last (new) page (and I deleted that one).

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My page numbering starts at page 9 (start of book content). How can I make my Index also to start counting on that page? Right now an index mark on page number 1, shows up in de index as being on page 9.

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1 hour ago, Bert00000 said:

My page numbering starts at page 9 (start of book content). How can I make my Index also to start counting on that page? Right now an index mark on page number 1, shows up in de index as being on page 9.

If there is no "book content" before page 9, then why is there an index mark before that?

What is on those 8 earlier pages?

There is evidently some kind of content, if you have an index mark, so maybe the pages should be numbered. If you create a separate section, you could number them i, ii, ..., viii as often happens for front-matter in a book, and the index should show those numbers.


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Hi Walt,

Some of them are just white pages, one has copyrights on it, one has the title, etc...
Just pick up a book and you will see.
The good news:
Although the numbering in the panel is the absolute page (and not the numbered page),
once I generate the index, the numbers are correct, meaning the index items have the correct (numbered) page numbers.
So, an item on Page 1 shows up as being on page 9 in the index panel, but that same item has page number 1 once the index is generated.
I hope I make sense.
The only challenge left is to get the panel to do the same as the generated index.

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8 hours ago, Bert00000 said:

Although the numbering in the panel is the absolute page (and not the numbered page),
once I generate the index, the numbers are correct, meaning the index items have the correct (numbered) page numbers.
So, an item on Page 1 shows up as being on page 9 in the index panel, but that same item has page number 1 once the index is generated.
I hope I make sense.
The only challenge left is to get the panel to do the same as the generated index.

Thanks for the clarification. It was not clear to me that you meant the numbers in the index panel, vs the numbers in the index itself.

I think it is probably intentional that the Index panel displays the physical page number, just as the Pages panel does.


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3 hours ago, Yannick said:

The shortcut shift+alt+cmd+(   doesn't work on MacOs Mojave

If you mean the shortcut for Text > Index > Insert Index Mark, it's Ctrl+Alt+Shift+[ on Windows (that's a left square bracket, not a left parenthesis).


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17 hours ago, walt.farrell said:

If you mean the shortcut for Text > Index > Insert Index Mark, it's Ctrl+Alt+Shift+[ on Windows (that's a left square bracket, not a left parenthesis).

Square bracket doesn't exist on my keyboard. I replaced it by shift+alt+cmd+=. And it works.

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I didn't see it mentioned in this thread. One way to make the process quicker is to use the Studio Index window. After doing a "Find" on an index topic (right-click), if you wish to remove all index marks from a topic, there is an "All" checkbox just above the first word item in the Topic list. Just unchecking that box will remove the index marks from all of those words in the document - or - add index marks to those found words. This page is very handy and saves lots of time, for one more feature there is that the "Find" will show any words that have not yet been indexed and give you the opportunity to check the boxes to include them. One certainly does not have to go through the document manually word-by-word to remove or add index marks.

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