Publishers 2017-06-06T02:58:16+00:00

Index-Manager for publishers

better . faster . embedded

Embedded index entries

It is an enormous challenge to give users access to relevant information in books and other contained publications. The index at the end of a book has been the main search engine for books for over 500 years. With embedded text-integrated index tags (embedded index entries), you can enable efficient and precise search to your quality digital content. Linked indexes — via embedded indexing — is increasingly necessary for added value in this digital age.

Software for different workflows

Index-Managers flexible interface supports different workflows.

Provide your authors an innovative and modern indexing tool, or if indexing work has to be done in-house, integrate your author’s knowledge and other preliminary work for the choice of index terms and headings:

The innovative word list functions allow for systematic indexing. Powerful filter options enable display according to paragraph and character formats, or word lists. For well-structured manuscripts, you can use index terms culled from manuscripts headings.

All indexing work is logged in a separate file until export. This separate logging allows other tasks – like copyediting and proofreading – to be accomplished in parallel. Working parallel on the data enables you to publish earlier and to always be one step ahead.

Once index entries are embedded into the manuscript, they become available even after changes and for future editions, saving you money on all future products.

XML and Index-Manager

Your production process is XML-based.

We can adapt Index-Manager to your DTD, and define the structure of XML-tags for your index entries and cross-references.

Dr. Katharina Munk

info@index-manager.net

Katharina Munk, a trained biologist, has worked since 1992 as a lecturer, author, editor, and indexer on large projects in biology and medicine. She initiated and has been closely involved in the development of Index Manager (Idx) since its inception. The first version of Index Manager was presented at the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2012.

Every publisher and every publication differs. Index-Manager offers solutions for all different index requirements.

We are open to your suggestions and requests for additional features, please contact us!

We would be happy to demonstrate Index-Manager to you, and to show you the features and how you can integrate Index-Manager into your publishing processes — we can provide demonstrations even with your own data.

If you are interested in a short online presentation, please contact us with a proposed date.

Has this happened to you?

You received an index, where the author systematically used the sequence “first name, last name”, instead of “last name, first name”.

You standardize spelling and hundreds of index entries have to be changed.

You received an index where the author indexed by copy and paste without using the correct embedded indexing functions.

You embedded the index in Microsoft Word. You are now publishing in Adobe InDesign and  the index entries created in Word are not displayed in InDesign.

You used to embed in Microsoft Word, where you can provide multiple indexes, but now you work in Adobe InDesign, and you can only have one embedded index.

You forgot about the index! Typesetting and layout are done. You want to transfer index entries between different file formats — Can’t we just transfer from Word to InDesign?

Index-Manager offers solutions! You are in control – no need for any exhausting post-editing.

The Index-Manager has been in use for over four years. We are delighted by the exceptionally positive response of 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

Now it’s your turn!
Put us to the test

Try out Index-Manager with your own data. Download and install a time-limited version for 14 days for free. All functions except export are available. To test full functionality, our support team will gladly unlock the export function for you upon request.

To request your test version: info@index-manager.net