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13th May 2015, 03:59 PM

I've begun indexing a journal. The journals are already in book form. I need to read through each one, noting items to put into an index, then enter those notes into some sort of software. I started using Word, because I'd seen an index done like that before. However, it's tedious and not very searchable.
I looked into commercial indexing software and there are a few around that would suit, but they're about $300 - $500. Far too much for what I need. Are there any (very cheap) alternatives? Or any other place besides here to search?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!


(I've also asked this in the Apple Support forums.)

14th May 2015, 11:18 PM
An organisation I used to work in, used CINDEX. There is a Mac version.

16th May 2015, 04:52 PM
Thanks Boabab68. I checked that out. I think it's just what I need, but at about $400, it's way too expensive.

17th May 2015, 11:00 PM
From what I saw of it in use back then, it isn't worth $400...but then the indexing wasn't in my department, to the department that used it it was indispensible.

Looks like you might have to do it in Word, don't you just tag the items you want to appear in the index?