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The following options are available when you select Alphabetical Index as the index type.

Choose Insert - Indexes and Tables - Indexes and Tables - Index/Table tab (when Alphabetical Index is the selected type)

Type and Title

Specify the type and title of the index.


Select the type of index that you want to insert. The options available on this tab depend on the index type that you select. If the cursor is in an index when you choose the Insert - Indexes and Tables - Indexes and Tables, you can then edit that index.


Enter a title for the selected index.

Protected against manual changes

Prevents the contents of the index from being changed. Manual changes that you make to an index are lost when the index is refreshed. If you want the cursor to scroll through a protected area, choose Tools - Options - LibreOffice Writer - Formatting Aids, and then select the Cursor in protected areas - Enabled check box.

Create index for

Select whether to create the index for the document or for the current chapter.


Combine identical entries

Replaces identical index entries with a single entry that lists the page numbers where the entry occurs in the document. For example, the entries "View 10, View 43" are combined as "View 10, 43".

Combine identical entries with p or pp

Replaces identical index entries, which occur also on the directly following page or pages, with a single entry that lists the first page number and a "p" or "pp". For example, the entries "View 10, View 11, View 12" are combined as "View 10pp", and "View 10, View 11" as "View 10p".

Combine with -

Replaces identical index entries that occur on consecutive pages with a single entry and the page range where the entry occurs. For example, the entries "View 10, View 11, View 12" are combined as "View 10-12".

Case sensitive

Distinguishes between uppercase and lowercase letters in identical index entries. For Asian languages special handling applies. If you want the first occurrence of the entry in the document to determine the case of the entry, select Combine identical entries.

Note.png To use multi-level collation to Asian languages, select Case sensitive. In the multi-level collation, the cases and diacritics of the entries are ignored and only the primitive forms of the entries are compared. If the forms are identical, the diacritics of the forms are compared. If the forms are still identical, the cases of the forms as well as the widths of the characters, and the differences in the Japanese Kana are compared.

AutoCapitalize entries

Automatically capitalizes the first letter of an index entry.

Keys as separate entries

Inserts index keys as separate index entries. A key is inserted as a top level index entry and the entries that are assigned to the key as indented subentries.

To define an index key, choose Insert Index Entry dialog.

Concordance file

Automatically marks index entries using a concordance file - a list of words to include in an index.


Select, create, or edit a concordance file.


Sets the options for sorting the index entries.


Select the language rules to use for sorting the index entries.

Key type

Select numeric when you want to sort numbers by value, such as in 1, 2, 12. Select alphanumeric, when you want to sort the numbers by character code, such as in 1, 12, 2.