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The art of indexing

The art of indexing

Author: Larry S Bonura
Publisher: New York : Wiley, ©1994.
Series: Wiley technical communication library.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
A writer once remarked that "The presence of an index means that the author and publisher respect the book and that a reader will respect it." A document without an index has been likened to a country without a map; and it is generally accepted that nearly every work of nonfiction is far more useful if it includes such a chart in the form of an index. This is especially true for technical documents, which delve into  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Larry S Bonura
ISBN: 0471014494 9780471014492
OCLC Number: 29258238
Description: xxii, 233 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: 1. Introducing the index --
2. Becoming an indexer --
3. Technical indexes --
4. Determining audiences --
5. Achieving completeness --
6. Criteria for a good index --
7. Answering questions --
II: Working with topics --
8. Defining index elements --
9. Selecting topics --
10. Describing topics --
11. Arranging topics --
12. Handling special cases --
13. Alphabetizing the index --
III: Developing the index --
14. Creating cross-references --
15. Working with locators --
16. Preparing index cards --
17. Automating the process --
18. Creating master indexes --
IV: Completing the index --
19. Formatting the index --
20. Managing the index --
21. Editing the index --
22. Testing the index --
23. Indexing tips --
V: Considering the future --
24. Online indexing --
25. Indexing standards.
Series Title: Wiley technical communication library.
Responsibility: Larry S. Bonura.
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