Frequently asked questions - Writer

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How do I add an alphabetical index to my document?

To create the Index

  1. place the cursor where you want the index to be inserted.;
  2. select the menu Insert ▸ Table of Content and Index ▸ Table of Contents, Index or Bibliography ▸ Type [tab]; and
  3. in the Type dropdown list, instead of the default Table of Contents choose Alphabetical Index.

To put words into the index

  1. select the relevant word in the text;
  2. select the Insert ▸ Table of Contents and Index ▸ Index Entry; and
  3. click Insert.

The dialog box allows you to index the selected word.

For the next word:

  1. leave the dialog open;
  2. place the cursor on the word;
  3. next to the Entry area click on the icon with the circular arrow, which will Update entry from the selection. The word will be automatically added; and
  4. click on Insert.

The 1st Key and 2nd Key areas are used to create a hierarchical index with two levels.

To update the index, right-click on it, and select Update index in the contextual menu.

To remove an entry that has been inserted

  1. in the text, put the cursor in the entry;
  2. right-click and select Index entry...;
  3. in the dialog box, select Delete; and
  4. click OK.

This is also a way to modify the indexation and, where necessary, to correct an entry (removal of capital, singular words or change the input word to standardize the writing of the index).