MS Word: How to Plan an Index

MS Word tutorials. In this part of our series on how to create an index, we look at the first step. How to plan the index. What do you need to consider when creating an index, what criteria should you consider, who will use the index, and how will it be structured. MS Word: How to […]

MS Word: How to Delete an Index Entry

MS Word Tutorial Series. In this week’s tutorial, we look at how to delete an Index Entry in MS Word. MS Word: How to Delete an Index Entry Select the index entry field, including the braces ({}), and press DELETE. If you don’t see the XE fields, click Show/Hide in the Paragraph group on the Home tab. To update the index, do one of […]

MS Word: How to Edit an Index Entry

MS Word Tutorial Series. In this week’s tutorial, we look at how to edit an Index Entry in MS Word. Edit or format an index entry and update the index If you don’t see the XE fields, click Show/Hide in the Paragraph group on the Home It looks like a backwards P. Find the XE field for the entry that you want to change, for example, { XE “Poodle” […]

How to Create an Index in MS Word [Beginner’s Tutorial]

In this tutorial, we look at how to create an index in MS Word. We also explain how to prepare your Word document before you start indexing, the correct way to index items, how to delete an index entry, and how to update the index after you have made changes. Ok, let’s start. So, you’ve […]

How to Mark Index Entries in MS Word (With Screenshots)

In this tutorial, we look at how to mark index entries in MS Word. In other words, how to identify and add text to the index at the end of your document. How to Mark Index Entries in MS Word To create an index, you need to: Mark the entries, Select a design, then Build […]

How to Create an Index for Technical Documents (With Screenshots)

Is an index old fashioned? With everything on the web, do you even need an index? The first thing. Not everything’s on the web. The second: What’s not on the web often needs an index to direct the reader to relevant content. The third: A good index makes good content even better. It won’t save poor writing […]