Creating an index for a multi-file document



I am creating a 350 page manual that has 12 chapters, 4 appendices, and a
glossary. For file management purposes, I obviously need to create a separate
file for each chapter, appendix, and glossary. I will be ready to create a
subject index soon and it needs to be one index for the entire manual. Do I
need to mark text (headings, subheadings, keywords) in each chapter,
appendix, and glossary one by one, and then build an index for each
individual chapter and appendix? And then do I need combine those individual
indexes into the overall 'mother' index. Is there an easier way? I use
MS-Word 2000 - Professional version.



Sorry, these articles really don't address index creation for multiple files.
Also, my chapters are not numbered sequentially from one chapter to the
next. For example, Chapter 1 has pages 1-1, 1-2, and so on, Chapter 2 has
2-1, 2-2, and so on.


garfield-n-odie [MVP]

Yes, you can create a new document containing a single index that covers
the 16 chapters and appendices. In your index document, insert an { RD
} field for each of the 16 files, and then insert an { INDEX } field as
you normally would. See the "How to create a table of contents for
several documents" section at for more information.

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