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Re: Trying to help 71 yr old gent index 500+ pages of a Word document
Posted by: Sue (ID *****0816) Date: March 29, 2008 at 10:05:15
In Reply to: Re: Trying to help 71 yr old gent index 500+ pages of a Word document by Richard Lake of 4315

Hi Richard,

With my version of Word, I can mark something as either a Main Entry or a Sub Entry. You gave a genealogical example of Charles Everett Net. In this case, I would mark Net as a Main Entry. I would mark Charles Everett Net as a Sub Entry. Then Charles Everett shows up in the index beneath Net, and indented, just as I want to see it.

When I mark something to become an entry in the index, I can direct Word to index that single appearance of Charles Everett Net, or have it automatically search the rest of my document and mark all appearances of Charles Everett Net.

Some may say it is tedious to go through a long document, doing all this marking. I would disagree. First, it gives me complete control over how the entries are created. Second, I get to read my magnificent document over again (and what genealogist wouldn't enjoy that?)!

Best regards,

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