>I have been given a book consisting of a separate word file for each
>chapter, and asked to design the book itself, which I wish to do in
>Pagemaker. The word documents include an index, and each chapter has
>index entries tagged in word.
>As far as I can tell, Pagemaker does not recognize these tags. How can
>I go about seeinf that all entries are tagged in Pagemaker so I can
>generate an index from them?
You are correct. PageMaker doesn't grok the index tags in the Word
document. PagerMaker's indexing is incompatible with the way Word does
it. The only way I know of to do this is to open the document in Word,
then do a search for index entries. For each one add a series of
nonsense characters in front of the word -- like "xgf" -- something
that could never really exist in the text. After hauling the document
into PageMaker, you can do a search for the "xgf" and redo the index
entry the PageMaker way. It's time-consuming, but at least you can
find all the indexed items. Plus, PageMaker's indexing is more robust
than Word's, so you can improve the index this way.
Quote:>Also, the word document has footnotes appended at the bottom of the
>page rather than at end of chapter. Pagemaker moves them to end of
>chapter. Can this be altered?
Can't be altered with the Word import because PageMaker doesn't do
footnoting. However, the way I have always done this is to take the
footnotes at the end of the story, cut to the clipboard, then paste
back as a separate story. Then I thread this story into text blocks at
the bottom of the pages where the footnotes go. At least PageMaker's
import filter leaves the superscripts in the main text. It doesn't
take long to thread the footnotes at the bottom of the pages, but you
do occasionally run into problems with footnotes near the bottom of
the text on a page so there isn't enough room to add the footnote.
Footnotes are a PITA. Plus, I always remember what my English teacher
used to say -- "if it's worth saying at all, say it in the main text."
However, I do realize that some works do need footnotes and you can't
escape it. But personally, I manage to use them only rarely.
Quote:>I have considerable experience with Pagemaker as a design tool (all
>the way back to the original version) but have never been asked to
>create a book before.
Check out PageMaker's Book feature. You should create each chapter as
a separate file and link them with the Book utility. Having done so,
the indexing and page numbering will work across all the chapters.
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