How to Index in WORD.
If you are writing your family history, you may be doing it in Microsoft Word. If that is the case, this post is about how to set up for an index at the end of the story.
How to Mark for an Index
- Highlight the word/s
- Click on the References tab
- Click on the Mark Entry box
4. Decide HOW you want to index these words and choose your options. Usually when I am indexing a name I make the Main Entry the Surname, and the Sub Entry the full name, and Mark All. Decide you you want your index to look before you start indexing. Also, remember that anything you type AFTER you index will need to be indexed again (even if you click mark all).
How to Generate the IndexSimply click on Insert Index - next to the Mark Entry box.
Go through and review your index, and if anything looks wrong, correct it in the text (not the index) entry.
Once your text is ready simply right click somewhere in the index and click Update Field. Don't forget to update your index if you add anything to the text, as it will change the page numbers.
For more information go to microsoft support.