Create a Document Index

LO5 :: To be able to select and present information in the development of the solution to meet an identified need
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An Index lists the terms and topics that are discussed in a document, along with the pages that they appear on. 

To create an index, you need to mark the index entries by providing the name of the main entry and the cross-reference in your document.  You can then build the index.

Select the text you’d like to use as an index entry, or just click where you want to insert the entry.

Add the Index References

On the References tab, in the Index group, click Mark Entry.

Word Processing

Create the index reference.  Click Mark Word Processing to add the index position.

Word Processing

You will see some strange text appear where you have added your index mark.  Don't worry about this.  To hide the index mark text click on the Show/Hide command Word Processing.

Creating the Index

To create the Index at the end of your document, click on References and Insert Index.

Word Processing

Click OK Word Processing to add the index page to the document.

Word Processing

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Watch this video tutorial on creating a document index.


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