IndexMatic 2 is a powerful and highly configurable word-indexing tool for InDesign CS3, CS4, and CS5+ (Mac and Win). The present release (v. 2.02) offers completely new features: ‘sub-topic’ processing, XML export, InDesign snippet generation, and much more! “This script is a truly wonderful achievement. It's versatile, clever, and lightning fast, and the options are sensible.”—Peter Kahrel, June 2011.
IndexMatic 2 (iX²) helps you to compile an independent index from any InDesign document or book. You will want to use it to quickly build subject indexes, language indexes, author indexes, or even product nomenclatures! The script can process wordlists, regular expressions, and/or a number of advanced filters. It can automatically extract the whole vocabulary of the targeted document(s), or selectively retrieve the content from layers, footnotes, tables, style ranges...
For further details, check out the fresh and full IndexMatic 2 user's guide (PDF, 32 pages):
iX² is based on a sophisticated query engine that bypasses a number of time-consuming InDesign's features. It does not employ native indexes, it does not use GREP, it does not alter any existing document. Hence, it usually provides outstanding performance when processing long documents.
• InDesign CS3, CS4, and CS5+ compatible, Mac and Windows platforms.
• User interface: English (default) and French. (iX² auto-detects your InDesign locale.)
• Ability to sort the final entries according to 40+ language ordering rules.
• Output formats: plain text, XML file, InDesign snippet (CS4/CS5+ only).
• And still a bunch of iX²-unique features: page rank filter, generic space option, topic-rewriting, and so much more…
The TRY version of IndexMatic allows you to test most of the functionalities and to produce sample indexes (limited to 50 terms). A very few features are disabled:
• Try vs. Pro Version Comparison Chart
|No time limit, no counter||OK||OK|
|Full Query Interpreter (new version)||OK||OK|
|InDesign Snippet (CS4/CS5+)||DISABLED||OK|
If you wish to use IndexMatic as a production tool, consider to purchase a PRO version license.
• Note. — If you cannot find the location of your Scripts Panel folder, run InDesign and display the Scripts panel (Window > Automation > Scripts). Then right-click the Application folder if you need the script to be used by all users, or the User folder if you need the script to be used only by the current user. In the fly-out menu, pick Reveal in Explorer (Win) or Reveal in Finder (Mac). If there is not already a Scripts Panel subfolder within the revealed Scripts folder, create here a new folder named Scripts Panel.