Vision’s Edge’s IndeXTension ($99) is a professional indexing XTension for QuarkXPress 4, 5, 6, 7 or 8 that allows you to mark words or phrases in multiple documents, and then generate an index from those marked words.
Faster and more advanced than the indexing feature built into QuarkXPress, IndeXTension lets you mark all occurrences of an entry at once, or load a list of keywords for automatic marking. It recognizes proper names and titles and alphabetizes them appropriately. You can also tell it to group entires into categories, so that they appear under that category in the index, in addition to their own entry.
If you’re creating an index for a project in QuarkXPress, this is the tool to get.
Jay Nelson is the editorial director of PlanetQuark.com, and the editor and publisher of Design Tools Monthly. He’s also the author of the QuarkXPress 8 and QuarkXPress 7 training titles at Lynda.com, as well as the training videos Quark includes in the box with QuarkXPress 7 . In addition, Jay writes regularly for Macworld and Photoshop User magazines and speaks at industry events.