Book Indexing and Software for Indexes


IndexExploit is an add-in for Microsoft Word users wanting to use embedded index entries to find information, and for professional indexers and others wanting to create and debug embedded indexes. 

It is able to use an index or any other page list to locate content in one or more PDFs on a PC or network, or on the Internet or an intranet.

Mark Entry indexes bookmarked ranges and insertion points. Bookmarking and index entry are accomplished from the same form. Un-indexed bookmarked ranges are found and can be indexed. Document search is available to support  interactive indexing of terms. Case sensitive search, whole word search and regular expressions are supported.

Content of entry fields can be used to find corresponding XE fields and entries in the Word index.

AutoMark automatically appends highlighted trigger clauses to a selected AutoMark file. This can be adjusted and used to automatically index the text using Word Automark. Insertion point XE fields can all be removed by IndexExploit allowing the process to be repeated until a satisfactory result is achieved. 

Index creates a Picklist. It is can also check for index coverage and structural defects in the embeds. Defects are bookmarked and included in a defect report. The index content can be exported to a tab delimited file.

Picklist behaves like a hyperlinked index.

Entries and associated bookmarks are found and can be edited in the text or removed. Bookmarked ranges can be resized.


Adjust is an automated process enabling the following changes to the embedded index entries.

 - Alter sort overrides in embedded entries by reference to a stop word file.

 - Alter insertion point embeds to range embeds.

 - Move XE fields close to referenced ranges

 - Alter bookmark prefixes and update referencing XE fields

 - Delete all insertion point XE fields (Complements AutoMark)

 - Delete all XE fields and referenced bookmarks


Export embedded index entries to an IndexConvert compatible file. 


An index in a Word file is used to navigate to the PDF page. A single document or a suite of documents can be used. 

Acrobat Pro DC or equivalent is required for PDFs on a computer or network. Nothing else is required if the files are on the Internet or an intranet.

See the downloads page for the user guide and to download IndexExploit.