Just got off the phone with Adobe support, and the great news is that my bug
with index markers appears to be fixed. I just installed the 8.0p273 patch
(came out about 3 days ago).
The issue is index markers formatted with character formats occasionally
"stack up" incorrectly or disappear altogether. The fix (before) was just
to remove all formatting from the markers.
I installed the patch, formatted some particularly difficult index markers
which always caused the bug before, and voila! My index entries are
formatted correctly. Life is good.
tina at trialguides.com