Embedded Indexing Resources

General resources

Workshops

Articles, chapters, and presentations

Additional resources

Specific formats


CUP-XML

(For non-CUP XML, see under XML.)


FrameMaker (Adobe)

Software tools

  • FrameMaker (Adobe) – excels in text-based page layout/design. Used to write and publish long technical documents such as instructions or manuals. Current versions are subscription based only.
  • IXGen – Indexing and marker management productivity tool for FrameMaker.

Articles, chapters, and presentations

  • Matrix Flowchart: FrameMaker source files, from “E-book Indexing update“, Pilar Wyman, Walter Greulich, and Glenda Browne, Continental Connections International Indexing Conference, Berlin, Germany, 2022 (updated Spring, 2024).
  • “Embedded indexing: Learning the Smart Ways to Index in Adobe FrameMaker and Microsoft Word,” Lucie Haskins, in: Janet Perlman and Enid L Zafran (eds.) Index It Right! Advice from the Experts, volume 2, American Society for Indexing, 2010, pp. 111–34. (book chapter)
  • Embedded Indexing” (FrameMaker and Microsoft Word), Lucie Haskins, Pacific-Northwest Chapter of ASI, 2006. (conference presentation)
  • “Embedded Indexing,” Peg Mauer, in Sandi Schroeder  (ed.) Software for Indexing, American Society of Indexers, 2003, pp. 83–98. [Word and FrameMaker]
  • Embedded Indexing, Peg Mauer, 2001. [Word and FrameMaker]

InDesign

Software tools

  • InDesign (Adobe)– is widely used for large-scale print and digital media projects, handling graphics and sophisticated formatting styles. Current versions are subscription based only.
  • InDesignConverter – Saves Word documents as InDesign tag files, also allowing the import of Word index entries into InDesign.
  • Index-Manager – Dedicated indexing software which creates embedded index entries in Word, InDesign, or XML files.
  • Kerntiff Publishing Systems IndexUtilities – A collection of scripts and plugins that help embed index markers in InDesign.

Articles, chapters, and presentations


LaTeX

  • LaTeX – a document preparation system for high-quality typesetting that includes features designed for the production of mostly technical and scientific documentation. It is available as a free software license.
  • Matrix Flowchart: LaTeX source files, from “E-book Indexing update“, Pilar Wyman, Walter Greulich, and Glenda Browne, Continental Connections International Indexing Conference, Berlin, Germany, 2022 (updated Spring, 2024).

PDFs


Word (Microsoft)

Software tools

  • Word (Microsoft) – a widely used word processing program and text editor. Most recent versions are available for purchase only as part of the Office suite of products.
  • DEXembed – Microsoft Word add-in to embed indexes, created in CINDEX, SKY Index, or MACREX into Word or DocBook XML.
  • DEXter – Microsoft Word add-in to embed indexes directly in Word documents.
  • Index-Manager – Dedicated indexing software which creates embedded index entries in Word, InDesign, or XML files.
  • IndeXExploit – add-in for Microsoft Word users wanting to use embedded index entries to find information fast, and for professional indexers and others wanting to create and debug embedded indexes.
  • Jutoh – activates indexes embedded into Word files.
  • TExtract – semi-automated indexing software, which includes a Word embedding option.
  • WordEmbed  – converts an index created in CINDEX, SKY Index, or Macrex into a Word embedded index.

Workshops and videos

Articles, chapters, and presentations


XML

Software tools

  • Index-Manager – Dedicated indexing software which creates embedded index entries in Word, InDesign, or XML files.

Articles, chapters, and presentations


Other

  • “Indexing with PageMaker,” Jan C. Wright, in Sandi Schroeder (ed.) Software for Indexing, American Society of Indexers, 2003, pp. 83–98.