Edit index keywords

Move and sort index keywords

When you move an index keyword, its subkeywords are moved.

Topic keywords are automatically sorted first numerically and then alphabetically.

1)In the Index pod, do any of the following:

Select a keyword. Click an arrow button in the toolbar. A button is unavailable if the action isn’t allowed.

Drag the keyword.

Right-click a keyword. Select Sort > [sort option].

note:    The Sort command is unavailable with a binary index. The sort function is enabled only when the primary layout is HTML Help and the Index is set to Index File with no Binary Index. In all other layouts, the index remains sorted but for HTML output, the sorting of the index can be changed. Sorting enables the up and down keys on Index Pod.

Version-control projects may have more options.

Rename keywords for a project

This procedure renames keywords in the index and topic keywords.

1)In the Index pod, right-click a keyword. Select Rename.

2)Type the new keyword in the text box.

Rename keywords for a topic

To rename a topic keyword referenced by a specific topic, change the topic properties. If other topics use the same keyword, the original keyword remains in the index. Only the topic you change is updated.

1)In the Topic List pod, select a topic.

2)Click the Properties button Properties.png.

3)Click the Index tab. Select a keyword.

4)Type the new keyword in the text box.

5)Click Replace.

Change the capitalization of a keyword

1)In the Index Designer, select a keyword.

2)On the Index Designer toolbar, click the Lowercase lowercase.png or Uppercase uppercase.png button.

Remove index keywords from the Index pod

If you remove a keyword from the Index pod, it’s removed from all topics that were linked to it.

1)In the Index pod, select a keyword.

2)In the toolbar, click Delete.

tip:   Unused keywords in the index are not referenced by other topics. They appear in bold in the Index pod. You can automatically remove them.

Remove index keywords from topics

If you remove a keyword from a topic, only the topic you change is affected. Other topics that refer­ence the keyword are still linked to it.

1)In the Topic List pod, select a topic.

2)Click the Properties button Properties.png.

3)Click the Index tab.

4)Select a keyword from the list.

5)Click Delete.


September 30, 2016

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