The IndexAuthor

The motto of the IndexAuthor is, that one should leave annoying tasks to the computer. A particularly annoying task is to search a document, book or any other text source consisting of several 100 pages for keywords in order to create a keyword index, a kind of table of contents which contains all relevant keywords of the text.

The Index Author relieves you of exactly this task. In addition, there are lots of other features to customize the index exactly to your needs. It is possible, for example, to include only words of a certain length in the index, to exclude all uppercase or lowercase words, or to define a White List or a Black List, to decide whether a word should be added or not. The IndexAuthor is not limited to simple words, but can also include related word groups together in the index if desired - or additionally as individual words.

In addition to an index that is created for a text or a single file, it is also possible to create a common index for several files. This index can, for example, be created in the form of an HTML document in which all files are linked. The design of this file, such as the headings, fonts, colors, spacing and so on can of course be freely adapted.

Even if you do not have a suitable source file, you can use the rich tool palette to customize a file or use other tools that make your job easier. For example, the IndexAuthor provides a tool with which page numbers can be written into texts without page numbers according to various criteria, in order to then use these page numbers for the index. Alternatively, the line number of the text can be used instead of the page number, so that each new line corresponds to a new page number.

An introduction to the first steps in dealing with the IndexAuthor can be found in the help. In addition, we provide you with an example file in the download area, which you can use to experiment with.


Download the IndexAuthor for free in the download area for Windows and learn in the first steps how you can benefit from this application. Additionally, we are collecting frequently asked question about the IndexAuthor on the FAQ page for you. The IndexAuthor is portable, you can use the program directly without an installation.


You want to first see what the IndexAuthor looks like? On the screenshot page we have compiled some screenshots of the IndexAuthor for you.