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bzebian

Reply to: Colons in Index Terms

I've found that if I type the term in the Sort As box in the Insert Index Marker dialog, it does not break at the colon in PDF output. For example, Connect:DirectConnect:Direct

prints correctly in the index as Connect:Direct. That may be easiest for the writers to handle.

But I find that doesn't work with commas. The only thing I've found so far that works for commas is to insert the indexterm from the element list rather than through the 5.1 GUI.

index, item

Also, looks like when you use Sort As with EclipseHelp output, it outputs the term twice. We disable the index tag in Eclipse output, so this is not a big deal.

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