Entries (alphabetical index)

Specify the format of the alphabetical index entries.

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Choose Insert - Table of Contents and Index - Table of Contents, Index or Bibliography - Entries tab (when Alphabetical Index is the selected type)


Select the level that you want to define.

Level "S" refers to the single letter headings that divide the index entries alphabetically. To enable these headings, select the \<emph\>Alphabetical delimiter\</emph\> check box in the \<emph\>Format\</emph\> area.

Structure and formatting

The \<emph\>Structure \</emph\>line displays the table of contents code for the selected heading level. To change the appearance of a heading level you can enter codes or text in the empty boxes on this line. You can also click in an empty box or on a code, and then click a code button.

Entry text (E)

Inserts the text of the chapter heading.

Tab stop (T)

Inserts a tab stop. To add leader dots to the tab stop, select a character in the Fill character box. To change the position of the tab stop, enter a value in the Tab stop position box, or select the Align right check box.

Chapter Info

Inserts chapter information, such as the chapter heading and number. Select the information that you want to display in the Chapter entry box.

Chapter entry

Select the chapter information that you want to include in the index entry.

Evaluate up to level

Enter the maximum hierarchy level down to which objects are shown in the generated index.

Page number (#)

Inserts the page number of the entry.

Character Style

Specify the formatting style for the selected part on the Structure line.


Opens a dialog where you can edit the selected character style.

Fill character

Select the tab leader that you want use.

Tab stop position

Enter the distance to leave between the left page margin and the tab stop.

Align right

Aligns the tab stop to the right page margin.


Only visible when you click the E# button in the Structure line. Select to show the chapter number with or without separator.

Evaluate up to level

Enter the maximum hierarchy level down to which objects are shown in the generated index.

Tab position relative to Paragraph Style indent

Positions the tab stop relative to the "indent from left" value defined in the paragraph style selected on the Styles tab. Otherwise the tab stop is positioned relative to the left text margin.

Character Style for main entries

Specify the formatting style for the main entries in the alphabetical index. To convert an index entry into a main entry, click in front of the index field in the document and then choose Edit - Index Entry.

Alphabetical delimiter

Uses the initial letters of the alphabetically arranged index entries as section headings.

Key separated by commas

Arranges the index entries on the same line, separated by commas.

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