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Requirements Specifications
Version 3.1.68
File size ~40 MB
System requirements Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10, MacOS, Linux on request, 1 GB RAM
Payment Free 14-day trial version; then (e.g. 3-month, 12-month) license
Downloads 1032
Additional information FAQs and video tutorials. Some tutorials are currently only available in German. For further information in English, please use the contextual help within the Index Manager.
  • Upon your first download you will receive your license key via email. The license key is required for activating the Index Manager functions.
  • To verify the license key and activate the software, an internet connection is required.
  • Please note: During the free 14-day trial period, the Index Manager’s export function is activated!
  • Help and support: You can find useful tips for professional indexing with the Index-Manager in the contextual help within the Index Manager, the Video tutorials and in the „FAQ“. In addition, our support team will be happy to assist you with any questions you may have.
  • License pricing: We offer short-time licenses for freelancers and 12-month licenses for freelancers and companies/institutions as well as our usage related billing model.

Planned updates in development

  • Index preview for multiple indexes

  • Multi-user, database-based central repository for files and protocols

  • Correcting spelling errors in the full text

  • XML-support: DTD for Text Encoding Initiative (

  • Archive Manager: Interface in the import dialog for managing archived data

List of Changes

Version 3.1.68 (12th July 2017)

  • Structure window: New columns specifying the number of words and entries in every chapter, in color are chapters without entries

  • DocX: Space (xml-space-preserve) integrated to allow format tags like bold and italic within an entry

Version 3.1.64 (14th June 2017 Conferences-Edition)

  • Register-Import: Batch mode

  • Improved anchor resolution from workfile

  • DocX: support for entry anchors at start of paragraph

  • DocX: indexname encoding for crossreferences fixed

  • Moved license backend to klarso.

Version 3.0.34 (3rd September 2016 “The Indexer”-Edition)

  • Swap- and LowerCase-Button

  • Keyboard-Shortcut settings

  • IDML: order stories according to position on spread

  • IDML: improved table layout

  • Qt 5.7.0

Version 2.9.20 (November 24, 2015)

  • New compiler MSVC2015 and Qt 5.5.1

  • Crash on Register-edit in non-loaded files fixed

Version 2.8.75 (Oktober 05, 2015 Book Fair Edition)

  • improved performance for index actions

  • update edit windows on actions

  • DocX: crossreferences in footnotes

  • DocX: Bookmark-Crash fixed

  • IDML: Styling improved

Version 2.7.50 (January 21, 2015 New Year Edition)

  • Performance of indexing in wordlist improved

  • Selection of occurrences to index ()

  • Term-Wordlist-Filter

  • DocX: Wrong spaces around index-entries fixed

Version 2.5.78 (August 29, 2014)

  • Proxy for License-dialog

  • Word list filter files syntax reduced

  • cross-references by encoded IDML-index name

  • DblClick selection of words at the beginning of certain lines

Version 2.5.48 (July 11, 2014)

  • Autocompletion for index entries and cross-references

  • IDML: support of several indexes (encoded in the subentry)

  • DocX: Handling of Word fields and subtitles

  • DocX: supports end- and footnotes

  • New license options: word list Phrases and import of seperate end-of-the book-index

  • Multi-document text-window (tabbed)

  • Successive selection of index entries for editing, alternative possible via Drag’n’Drop

Version 2.4.52 (May 6, 2014)

  • Crossreferences: Bulk-Import

  • Import: docm extension for docx

  • UI: Highlighting of similar values in sorted column

  • Export: Crossreferences without existing index-entry

  • Export: indexentries after anchor update

  • Export: indexentry position in same textnode

Version 2.4.38 (April 6, 2014)

  • New Licence-Model

  • Wordcontext for selected Index-Entries

  • IDML: userdefined Crossreferences, Crossreference Import

  • DblClick Indexentries in textview to edit

  • Improved Import-speed

  • User Interface: order of columns preserved

Version 2.2.86 (October 11, 2013 Book Fair Special)

  • New Edit-Window (regular Expressions and Preview)

  • Direct Editing in Index-Preview-Window

  • Column-Picker in Index-List (right mouse on column-header)

  • Index-List: New column “Gesamteintrag” for RegExp-Search

  • Action editor (Extras->Index-Aktionen) for RegExp-Actions

  • Nester-Window showing cross referenced nests

  • DocX: italic and bold entrylevels

  • DocX: sortorder by “;”

  • Wordlist-Filter reworked

Version 2.2.32 (September 09, 2013)

  • English translation for the userinterface

  • Clearing of the inputfields after creating an entry now optional

Version 2.2.20 (July 27, 2013)

  • Existing cross-references from .docx files are recognized

Version 2.1.81 (June 14, 2013)

  • Index entries with page ranges (both docx and idml)

  • Cross-reference editor (entries can be moved and switched)

  • Supports multiple indexes (name, place, etc.)(docx only)

  • Status for entry in work file instead of error log

  • Word List: recognized connected words (e.g. with hyphen)

  • Update check upon start – message in menu bar if available

  • Interface: column headers now freely shiftable

  • DocX: Improved text extraction

  • IDML: Improved support for inline formatting

  • Verification now SSL-protected and cache-oblivious

  • German User Guide updated

Version 1.9.02 (March 6, 2013)

  • Index entries can be formatted (italics, bold)

  • Index entries and cross-references can be reversed also in docx export

  • Extended expansion of the Word List filter: “Reduce to…” and “Exclude…”

  • Word List: Automatic creation of index entries for all occurrences of a keyword

  • Logging of import errors und warnings in revised log window und log files

  • Export of “fresh” work files

  • Better support for .docx formatting

  • Display for Word “Track change” markers

Version 1.7.51 (January 16, 2013)

  • Index list now updates correctly when entries are inserted/deleted

Version 1.7.35 (January 7, 2013)

  • Publisher version with an alternative billing model
  • Stop-word filter for anchors removed

  • Position of index entries in text window after document changes

  • Multiple export without closing and reopening Index-Manager

  • Text view scrolls at the beginning of the document

Version 1.6.98 (November 30, 2012)

  • HTTP-Proxy supported (Extras => Preferences => Proxy)

Version 1.6.95 (November 29, 2012)

  • Word-Export: inline formatting and spaces no longer disrupted

  • Crash-reporter: mini-dump sent to the service team in the case of Index-Manager crashing

Version 1.6.20 (October 26, 2012)

  • Context: scroll boxes removed (improved performance, less resources used)

  • Number of adjoining words displayed can be freely defined (Extras => Options)

  • Improved recognition of existing Microsoft Word index entries

  • Refinding of index entries in work files corrected


Dr. Katharina Munk

We will be happy to hear your suggestions and wishes for future Index-Manager features.

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Index-Manager has been in use over four years. We are delighted by the exceptionally positive reception from customers.

Schade, dass nicht schon viel früher jemand auf diese Idee gekommen ist.

Lektorin, Sachbuchverlag

Ohne Index-Manager kann ich mir meine Arbeit nicht mehr vorstellen.

professionelle Indexerin

This is all in all a very promising piece of software, with a multitude of possibilities for compiling embedded indexes. As the developer is perfectly willing to make changes to the software, it could become almost perfect.

Pierke Bosschieter, Index-Manager reviewed, The Indexer