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    Requirements Specifications
    Version 3.9.63
    File size ~40 MB
    System requirements Windows 7, 10, 11; MacOS 10.15 +; Linux on request; 4 GB free RAM
    Payment Free 14-day trial version; then (e.g. 3-month, 12-month) license
    Downloads 1032
    Additional information FAQs, video tutorials and 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.
    • Purchase will extend an existing trial license, you don’t have to download again.

    Manual (Version: November 2019)

    This manual contains a step-by-step guide for practical work with Index-Manager. It describes the general properties and major features of the software and takes you through the whole indexing process.
    The context help in the user interface of Index-Manager explains the functions of the individual buttons and windows.

    Getting Started

    Follow along six easy steps to install and get to know basic Index-Manager functions.
    You’ll be able to try out functions and export before starting your first real indexing project.

    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

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

    List of Changes

    Version 3.9.63 (11th July 2022)

    • Welcome window: New user interface with modified project and file import management

    • Index window: Selecting index entries with only single (orphaned) sub-entries for further editing in the edit window

    • Index window: Export of the current table view as a text file

    • Windows and Mac: Text display and performance problems fixed

    Version 3.9.22 (3rd January 2022)

    • Context-Window: HTML entities are converted correctly

    • Index-Transfer: position of transferred index entries corrected

    Version 3.9.05 (28th July 2021)

    • Windows: fixed program crashes

    Version 3.9.01 (26th May 2021)

    • Windows: fixed program freezes

    Version 3.8.63 (11th May 2021)

    • Windows: fixed text display crashes

    • Word: Footnotes and endnotes linkages fixed

    Version 3.8.55 (31th March 2021)

    • Windows: fixed text display and performance problems due to incompatibility of some intel graphics card drivers

    • Context window: Text snippets are displayed in tabular form so that actions in other widgets are not slowed down

    Version 3.8.36 (16th February 2021)

    • MS Word: Warning for invalid page range bookmark inserted preventing crashes

    Version 3.8.25 (11th December 2020)

    • InDesign endnotes re-integrated

    • Qt framework update

    Version 3.6.76 (17th August 2020)

    • DocBook format re-integrated

    • Index List and sections panel (Word List): New column with document / file names

    • Multi selection of the same term for several entries fixed

    • Search in full text Window: search term and highlighted hits are completely deleted when the window is closed

    • Word list: Register name is applied to all created entries in case of multiple selection (F6 and F7)

    Version 3.4.35 (30th September 2019 conference edition)

    • Cross-reference window: Duplicate and swap option for see also cross-references available

    • Cross-references: Warning before closing if no identical target entry can be found

    • User-interface: enlarge/maximize, minimize button for windows moved to another screen

    • fixed: autocompletion for the index input field

    • Delete button for filter input fields in index and edit window

    Version 3.3.18 (1st February 2019)

    • Filter option in the Cross-reference window fixed

    • Activation of the function “Adopt to previous anchor” fixed

    Version 3.3.10 (29th November 2018)

    • User Interface: Layout setting saved for the column selection of the index list even after a search. The column selected for the search has an italic column title.

    • Index-Actions and duplicate are available in the Edit window

    • InDesign: To define the page range, first letter of a paragraph has a larger font size.

    • Adopt previous anchor: Selecting this function in the index toolbar (triangle drop down menu) places all following entries at the last used anchor position.

    • The Index-Preview jumps to the initial letter of the heading.

    • Highlighting of the selected terms in the text window is more intense.

    Version 3.2.99 (25th October 2018)

    • InDesign, fixed: loss of forced sorting information by re-import in Index-Manager.

    • User Interface: Layout setting saved for the column selection of the index list.  Default number of columns in the Index-Preview window is 1.

    Version 3.2.94 (15th September 2018)

    • fixed: doubled cross-reference entries by multiple export without closing and program restart

    Version 3.2.75 (16th July 2018)

    • DocX: colons in entries

    Version 3.2.64 (22nd Mai 2018)

    • fixed: page range information adopted to further entries

    Version 3.2.56 (11th April 2018)

    • fixed: removing multiple Crossrefs from XML

    • creating crossrefs from levels with equal-sign

    • fixed: index-editing works again for multiple selections

    Version 3.2.45 (2nd February 2018)

    • DocBook adaptation, XSLT transformation

    Version 3.2.41 (24st January 2018)

    • Default button in index-action editor: inserts a list↓ of useful functions like swap level, initial caps…

    • Duplicated “see also’s” in entries with cross-references and page-range fixed

    • IDML: Page-Range, number of sections and paragraphs fixed

    • IDML: Forced sortorder by “;” like for DocX

    • IDML: Element Box and table content display fixed

    • New shortcuts for “page range end” and “update entry”

    • “to lower case button” in index toolbar as toggle button

    • Regular expressions extended by U/L for e.g. index-function “initial caps”

    • Display of quotation marks as special character enforced

    Version 3.2.12 (21st November 2017)

    • User token: enables simultanous working on one file with several users

    • MacOS: Widget reposition fixed

    • Import crash fixed – wrong name accepted in a Word heading field function

    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 License-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

    Dr. Katharina Munk
    Dr. Katharina Munk