First Steps with the IndexAuthor

The Index Author consists of four large groups of functions. Three groups are for writing respectively creating an index on the basis of different sources and the fourth group (tools) serves the administration and is for anything else. This description follows this division, simply click on one of the categories to learn more about it.

The Text Index

You can use this function if you want to create an index for a single file such as a Word document (in the formats DOC or DOCX) or a text file (e.g. TXT).

Text files must already be numbered for this function with page numbers. If this is not yet the case, you can use the function "Tools > Write Folio to Text" from the menu to prepare your source.

If you want to have such an index for a document or a text file, for example to use it at the end of a book, this function is the right one for you. [more..]

The File Index

Under circumstances you have several files for which an common index shall be made, for example HTML documents of an internet page. In this case, the File Index is the right choice for you.

It is possible to create an HTML document as an index listing key words linking to the single documents containing the respective key word or you can also save your index as a normal text file. [more..]

The Keyword Index

The Keyword Index goes another way than the first two functions we have seen yet. Here it is all about to create a list of concepts which happen in a document. For example, if you would like to extract terms from several HTML documents for a search engine, you can do that with this function. [more..]


This palett of functions makes it possible to modify the source text, if there are no page numbers in it, to manage your lists with keywords to be included or excluded or to create an index file from a normal text file. [more..]