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You have a book.
You need an index.
You can do it better.
IndexGofer can help
IndexGofer shows you a page of text, its index entries (in yellow), and a list of all possible index entries. One double click adds an entry to a page. When you are done, IndexGofer formats the index from your entries.
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sketch of IndexGofer main windowThe list of all possible index terms
IndexGofer main window and terms list
The terms editor has five columns for each term
Terms Editor window
Essential to a good index is a good set of terms. With IndexGofer you edit the terms list in a tabular display, as at the right. Trigger phrases are in the left column while terms, sub terms, and reference terms are to the right.

To the right is a bit from the index generated for Hansen, Susan B., Religion and Reaction (Rowman & Littlefield, 2011)

IndexGofer has created indices for three books. Now it needs a few more users to guide improvement. Become a user and I will help you make your index. In particular, since IndexGofer has limited index formatting, I will reformat your index as needed.

  • Associated Press Stylebook, 108
  • Atheist Alliance International (AAI), 98, 100
  • atheists, x, 6, 14, 25-26, 39, 89, 99, 124, 128, 155, 158, 162; as presidential candidates, 26, 27, 146; among seculars, 8, 14, 162; organizations, 14, 98, 99-100; public attitudes toward, 16, 19, 26, 27, 28-29, 31, 35, 54-55, 60-61, 99-100, 145-46, 160
  • AU see Americans United for Separation of Church and State
  • Bad News for Modern Man, 17, 158
  • Ban, Kerry, xii

Other indexing tools: Professional indexing tools like CINDEX and SKY Index concentrate on editing the index itself. IndexGofer is a feeder task--ensuring that the right index entries are associated with each page of text. Yet other tools augment one specific word processor, as DEXter works with MSWord. For a comprehesive list of indexing tools, see Software Tools for Indexing.

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