Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. If you are using a later version (Word 2007 or later), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for later versions of Word, click here: Indexing Based on a Range of Letters.
by Allen Wyatt
(last updated December 29, 2012)
Word allows you to create indexes for your documents easily and quickly. Other issues of WordTips have discussed how to create index entries and subentries. Once this is done, you can create an index for a range of letters by following these steps:
WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (1375) applies to Microsoft Word 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. You can find a version of this tip for the ribbon interface of Word (Word 2007 and later) here: Indexing Based on a Range of Letters.
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