Generating an index is also a great way to spot inconsistencies in terminology and usage, especially on docs written by a team. And it enables the write to flag which mentions of a common term are useful; search shows every mention.
On Mon, Oct 2, 2017 at 5:51 PM, Monique Semp <monique.s...@earthlink.net> wrote: > This might be the reason we stopped actually doing index entries and have >> been quietly deleting index files from our books (I have a former co worker >> from another company who is in horror over this idea). Use the search, >> people. >> > > Well, sure. If I know the exact word to look for, ^F will find it. But > what if it's concept that might be described multiple ways? Or something > that I don't necessarily know I need but that jumps out when I scan the > index? For a nice explanation of why an index is important, I recommend > this from the American Society for Indexing website: > https://www.asindexing.org/about-indexing/frequently-asked- > questions/#FAQ1006. > > I certainly understand why we tech writers so rarely create indexes these > days, but that doesn't mean it's the ideal situation. And most certainly ^F > searching is an inadequate substitute for a good human-generated index. > > -Monique > _______________________________________________ > > This message is from the Framers mailing list > > Send messages to email@example.com > Visit the list's homepage at http://www.frameusers.com > Archives located at http://www.mail-archive.com/fr > amers%40lists.frameusers.com/ > Subscribe and unsubscribe at http://lists.frameusers.com/li > stinfo.cgi/framers-frameusers.com > Send administrative questions to listad...@frameusers.com > -- [image: logo] *John Sgammato* *Documentation Architect* m 508.927.2083 | john.sgamm...@actifio.com | actifio.com <http://www.linkedin.com/company-beta/399246/> <http://twitter.com/actifio> <http://www.youtube.com/c/Actifio_Official> <http://www.glassdoor.com/Overview/Working-at-Actifio-EI_IE625803.11,18.htm> *Access your enterprise data as a service, instantly anywhere.* _______________________________________________ This message is from the Framers mailing list Send messages to firstname.lastname@example.org Visit the list's homepage at http://www.frameusers.com Archives located at http://www.mail-archive.com/framers%40lists.frameusers.com/ Subscribe and unsubscribe at http://lists.frameusers.com/listinfo.cgi/framers-frameusers.com Send administrative questions to listad...@frameusers.com