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Building an Index

To construct an index for the reader, such as the Index tab in HTML Help, you define a set of keywords and associate each with one or more Help topics. There are several ways to create index keywords:

1.   Using Doc-To-Help Markup Language (D2HML).

2.   Automatically, by setting the appropriate property in a paragraph or character style.

3.   Manually, by typing them into ComponentOne Doc-To-Help 2007.

4.   Natively, by using the inherent capabilities of Microsoft Word (XE fields) when using Word source documents.

5.   Programmatically, by writing script code.

Likewise, you can use any of these methods to associate a keyword with a Help topic.

You can also organize Help topics according to a private index that the reader never sees. For example, you may want to mark certain topics as being for advanced users, then provide a hot spot that displays them in a list (like an ALink macro in WinHelp). To construct the private index, you use group names instead of index keywords.


Project Editor Index View

Using the Index Toolbar

Adding Index Keywords Manually

Creating Index Keywords Automatically Using Styles

Adding Secondary Index Keywords Manually

Renaming an Index Keyword

Assigning Topics to an Index Keyword

Removing Unused Index Keywords

Adding an Index Keyword to a Topic

Creating Topic Groups

Renaming a Group

Assigning Topics to a Group

Adding a Group to a Topic

Removing Topics from Index Keywords or Topic Groups

Using the Index Elements Auto-Completion Feature