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Adding Section Heads in an InDesign Index with GREP

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This article appeared in Issue 79 of InDesign Magazine.

If you ever have to add section letters to an existing index in InDesign, you can do that quickly using a GREP query. 

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Peter Kahrel is the author of several eBooks on InDesign and scripting, including GREP in InDesign, published by CreativePro Network. He also wrote the feature article on "Getting a Grip on GREP" in InDesign Magazine Issue 59.
  • Susan Krupkowski says:

    There is an option to have a header (alpha letter) appear before each set of index entries. In the Generate Index dialog, click “More Options.” Then tick the box to “Include Index Section Headings.” A style will be created automatically (“Index Section Head”), which you can modify to match your design.

  • Peter Kahrel says:

    That’s correct, Susan, but my post was about adding section headings in an existing index.

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