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Adding Section Heads in an InDesign Index with GREP


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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