I've been using Emdex - http://www.emdex.ca/ and have found it does the
job well. It's $100 for a single user license.



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From: framers-bounces+mark.southee=surfcontrol....@lists.frameusers.com
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m] On Behalf Of Kevin Hunter
Sent: 04 October 2006 16:10
To: 'framers at lists.frameusers.com'
Subject: Indexing recommendations

Hi all,

I'm at the indexing stage of a 400 page book for a product I hadn't
worked with for about 3 years (so no memory of what I indexed before).
The manual has also been totally restructured, and many features
superseded by different ones. Now I'm looking at building the index, and
the 'old', manual way is probably not going to work for me too well.

The minimum I'd like is to see index entries inline. Anything extra is
gravy, but I'm not convinced I do need much extra, so if I can see and
work with entries inline (a View option?) for cheap/free, I'd start
there. But if I have to pay for this feature, can you all recommend a
product that has the best combination of other, extra features for the

I've so far found:

http://www.fsatools.com/ - IXgen (comparatively more costly, lots of
features, but would I use them all?)
http://www.leximation.com/tools/info/markertools.php - Leximation marker
tools, less costly, but I have more trouble seeing the usefulness of
some of the features http://www.siliconprairiesoftware.com/Products.html
-Silicon Prairie index tools, cheapest, but doesn't seem to link
directly into the frame marker system, does some other kind of marker?

Anyway, I realize this is a regular question, so I do appreciate any
time taken to send suggestions. Succinct, bulleted lists would be


Kevin Hunter
ESDI, Victoria BC


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