Absolutely right, IXGen is the must-have plug-in to create indexes in unstructured FrameMaker.
IXGen also works in "structured FM" files, but I don't think that you can use it in "native" XML files (forgive me and correct me if I'm wrong). It would be great, though, to have a command that says "Markers from Elements" and which copies the text from, say, the DITA <title> elements and pastes it in an <indexterm> element. Surely, further editing needs to be done, but you'd have a good "basic" index already. I'd love to see a DITA-aware IXGen soon. -- Yves Barbion ? Managing Director Scripto ? Adobe-Certified FrameMaker Instructor www.scripto.nu ? skype: yves.barbion ? T: +32 494 12 01 89 On Thu, Sep 4, 2008 at 2:06 PM, Art Campbell <art.campbell at gmail.com> wrote: > IXGen is my standard tool. > Highly recommended, and Frank's customer support is top-notch. > > Art > > On Wed, Sep 3, 2008 at 4:31 PM, Jennifer Collier > <JCollier at horizonsoftware.com> wrote: > > We are currently using FrameMaker 6.0 but are going to move to > > FrameMaker 8 (Structured) within the next year. We are in desperate need > > of a indexing tool. What are your recommendations? I've done some > > research but I'd like to hear what's working well in the field. Thanks > > in advance for your input. > > > > > > > > Jen Collier > > > > Horizon Software International, LLC > > > > Technical Publications Manager > > > > 770-554-6353 ext. 283 > > > > www.horizonsoftware.co > > > > > > -- > Art Campbell art.campbell at gmail.com > "... In my opinion, there's nothing in this world beats a '52 Vincent > and a redheaded girl." -- Richard Thompson > No disclaimers apply. > DoD 358 > _______________________________________________ > > > You are currently subscribed to Framers as yves.barbion at gmail.com. > > Send list messages to framers at lists.frameusers.com. > > To unsubscribe send a blank email to > framers-unsubscribe at lists.frameusers.com > or visit > http://lists.frameusers.com/mailman/options/framers/yves.barbion%40gmail.com > > Send administrative questions to listadmin at frameusers.com. Visit > http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info. >