How to add words in Index for a document

Indexes are those sections of a book which usually contains list of words and reference page for the most commonly used or which the author assumes could be what people can look for.

The best way to create the index is as you write it ( I prefer this ). In Microsoft Office Word there is a provision to markup any phrases or words as you write it. In order to mark up this is how you need to do :

  • Select any word press [Alt] + [Shift] + [X]. Via PC Place
  • Or Go to review tab, look for Mark Entry.
Create index in office word
Create index in office word

Both of them opens the same pop up window which allows you add

  1. Main Entry Name
  2. Sub Entry
  3. You can Cross Refer or set it to same page or even a page range.
  4. Simple formatting option to bold and italic.
Add words to index in office
Add words to index in office

Once you are done with adding words to index, creating index is very easy. Right where you found the Mark Entry Button, look for Insert Index. When you click on this you would couple of options to format etc. Just do it and your index is ready.

Create index in office word
Create index in office word

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