IndexExploit is probably the best Word add-in for embedded indexing since the creation of the original indexing module. Users familiar with the Word indexing module will find IndexExploit easy to use. The integrated bookmark and entry form speeds indexing. It supports four entry levels and includes many features familiar to professional indexers including entry flip and heading/subheading swap. A dropdown list of entries makes entry selection fast and accurate.
Index linking options suit the needs of a variety of formats including PDF, EPUB and web pages.
Publishers are increasingly moving to embedded indexing because of the need for multiple formats. IndexExploit compatibility features support publishing by controlling the position of XE fields and optionally adding information for typesetters. IndexExploit has been used to create complex multi-lingual embedded indexes and to rescue troubled embedded indexing projects.
The PDF linking capability allows a Word document to link page numbers to PDFs using a document map. The page numbers can be converted to hyperlinks.
A Utility exports hyperlinks to a table. Developed to help the Australia and New Zealand Society of Indexers update their online cumulative index.
For more information see the user guide on the downloads page. A price list and other information is also available.
Licences from £37 (GBP).
People often need to update existing indexes for books or journals, including society records that may go back many years. Indexes may be scanned images in PDF format. Technology (including OCR) exists to convert those indexes to Word. But that's only the first part of the process. The next is to get the indexes structured so they can be read into indexing software or database. IndexConvert is the best solution for the task. If you do this regularly it will be cheaper and more accurate than using a conversion service. IndexConvert is a Word add-in using artificial intelligence (AI) for reverse engineering indexes into Cindex, Macrex, Sky Index, Index-Manager, a spreadsheet or a database. Libraries of patterns built from testing against many indexes, supported by a powerful audit capability give outstanding results, often finding defects in the original index. A process that previously took several weeks and was susceptible to errors can be completed in a day. IndexConvert has been tested for more than 10 subheading levels and can handle complex locator strings. Multiple cross reference terms and a Unicode character set means many languages can be supported.
A user guide and price list are available on the downloads page. There is also a checklist for tracking progress, this can be modified to suit individual projects.