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Subject: Re: [office-formula] Indexing

Hi Patrick,

Sorry, this went unanswered..

On Monday, 2010-04-12 07:43:13 -0400, Patrick Durusau wrote:

> BTW, the index remains an outstanding item. I suspect we need some  
> discussion on the level to which we want indexing.
> That is to say, we would index ACOS on page 240 (in the present editor's  
> draft) but would we also index the cross-references to ACOS such as COS?
> ACOS - 240 (main entry)
> (no cross references)
> versus
> ACOS - 240 (main entry)
>     COS - 281 (cross-reference)

I like the idea to include cross references. Should we treat the "See
also" as cross reference? I guess yes.

> Note that the functions often occur inside their entries but I would not  
> repeat those as index entries, even if they span to the next page.

No, that wouldn't be helpful, if not confusing.

> Outside of their entries, harder question.

Wouldn't that in most cases be cross references?


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