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Mark Index Entries
Mark Index
Building a Birdh ouse
If your document requires an index, you can use
Word to build one. First, however, you must
mark any words or phrases in your document
that should appear in the index. When you do,
Word adds a special index field, called an XE
field, to the document that includes the marked
word or phrase, as well as any cross-reference
information you might have added.
Mark Index Entries
Mark a Word or Phrase
1 Select the text for which you want
to create an index entry.
2 Click the References tab.
3 Click the Mark Entry button.
The Mark Index Entry dialog box
The text you selected appears in
the Main Entry field.
To create an entry for a person’s name,
type the name in the
Main Entry
field in this
format: Last Name, First Name.
The Current Page radio button is
If you want the index to include
an entry for the word or phrase
on this page only, click Mark .
To mark all occurrences of the
word or phrase in the document,
click Mark All .
Word adds an index entry field to
your document.
To view the field, click the Home tab’s
button (
4 Click Close .
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