How To Create An Index In Adobe InDesign CC
Hi there in this video we're going to create an index in in design. This beautiful one here tells me that Chair, the word chair appears on page 249 and 12. I'll show you how to create them automatically. How to update them reasonably automatically and how to make them as beautiful as this Pink and Ariel. Alright, let's get started. Ok so to create an index super easy. I've made a little easier for you in this one. Unlike my go and find the headings example in the last video. So what we need to do is open up the index panel, it's in the window, go down to type and tables and open up index and we just need to add some parts to the index. And what I've done is on page one. Um I've got a few things like chair. I'm gonna select it all. Okay and in here I'm gonna click on this option here says new index, click on the little page. Okay. And then I'm going to collect the word at all. It's going to go through my whole document and find all the uses of chair and click done. Now you'll see unders...
ea there's chair and these are all the pages that it's on. Okay? So we're gonna add a few other options. So let's add shelf and you make sure you click on, add all adding one is fine. If you want to do it like her word usage you might have just too many times any documents you can go through with your find and change. So you can go through with your edit find and just highlight the words you want to add to the reference. Maybe not all of them. And just click add. I'm going to add all of mine. So we've got chair, there's one called table. We're gonna add you at all. Get done. And there was one more, I swear there was one more. I can't see a chair shelf table. It doesn't matter. Cool. So next thing I need to do is decide where I'm going to put it traditionally at the back. So I'm going to go to my last page if you don't have a last page, blank page, like I do. Currently you can just create a new page. But I'm going to go to page 16 here. Okay, I'm gonna zoom out so I can see the whole thing moving to the side and now you need to generate it and it's just this option here is generating mix, click on that. Okay, And I'm gonna leave all the default to click. Ok? And I'm going to drag out an index. I'm gonna make mine just one column just because my index is not very big. Cool. So one of the things that's generated, obviously it's got my season, there's chair and there they all are there like a traditional index. What I'd like to do is change the styles and what end design has done is it's gone to let's click off in the background so that nothing selected. It's got a window. Let's go to styles and let's go to paragraph styles. You'll notice that it's created a few extra styles for me. Okay, so it's created index level one which is this smaller type here, the index title, which is this big thing up at the top here and the section head, which is the letters here in bold. So all you need to do is go through and let's say I want to change my index title. Double click on it and say actually basic character formats, I'm going to pick the area that I've been using in this particular document, font size is a lot smaller and you can see it updating over here. Okay, and just go through and update that. Alternatively, you can just select it in here, pick a font and I'm gonna pick Ariel bold, my lovely color. And then you can right click this and say I'd like to redefine the style. Either way you like to work, can you do the same thing for these guys? So you need to update the style because say you do some changes in here and you're like okay, I'm going to make this a real but I'm not going to update the style Ariel italic. Okay? And I'm gonna do it for all of these. Use my eye dropper steel formatting, paint the formatting on that. So I've updated but not updated the style. What happens is if I go and move say cheer. If I delete cheer from page one, command J one and go to cheer, say goodbye. What I need to do now is go back to my last page, command J 16 now this is a two stage updating process. I don't know why it's so confusing but that's why we've got this video. What we need to do is click on this refresh button, your like update previous, you're great. All it does is update in here that this no longer has one in there. If you don't do it, it will still have one as one of the options. Okay, so once we've done that though, we're going to have to update this. Why are you updating table of contents is easy. This thing here we need to do something a little weird. You just click on this option here generate index. You're like, oh I don't want to make a new one but see you here. It's got a little check box that says replace existing index and you're like okay, see update it, update removes the one. But because we didn't update our paragraph style, it returns to our minion. Cool, so that's how to update it and just make sure that when you do any changes to the styling you go and you can see a little plus there you right click it and say actually redefined the style for me. What I also do is go into paragraph styles and actually push the padding from the right hand side. Let's make an indian. Okay, now I'm going to redefine style now, I use a redefined style all the time. There is a shortcut, it's a bit of a hard one, I guess it's there. Okay, it's all buttons plus are so command option shift on a Mac and control all shift on a pc. Okay, I use it a lot anyway, just look at that. I like great. Now if I refresh it, it's gonna look like that again. Alright, so that is how to create an index, let's get on to the next video.