MarkerTools is not so much of an "Indexing Solution" as it is a tool for
making it easier to work with markers.One of the most useful features is
the updated marker dialog that lets you select multiple markers (or all
markers in a file), and browse through them without needing to select
each marker individually. This dialog is big enough to see all of the
text in a marker, and in addition to many other features, lets you
insert Frame variables into markers. You can download a fully functional
version and try it for 30 days for free.
Kevin Hunter wrote:
> 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 has also been totally restructured, and many features superseded by different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 price?
> 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 sufficient.
> Kevin Hunter
> ESDI, Victoria BC