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You can specify the MS Word DOC format as the default document format for your Atlantis documents. For this choose the File | New | Formats & Templates... menu command, then choose the desired DOC format from the Default format for new documents box.


An index lists the terms and topics discussed in a document and the pages on which they appear:

Sample index

Before generating the index, you should insert index entries to the document. Index entries are special non-printable objects that are used by Atlantis to generate an index. Each index entry tells Atlantis to include a corresponding term or topic in the document's index along with the page number on which that index entry resides.

When the "View | Special Symbols" mode of Atlantis is on, index entries display in the document window in this way:

Index entry special symbol

The best way to manage index entries in a document is through the Index panel of the Control Board The Control Board is a component of the Atlantis GUI that brings together various tools and commands for document design. It is a set of panels each of which deals with one specific characteristic of the active document:

Control Board

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The 'Index' panel

The "Index" panel can be used to modify existing index entries, delete them, use a concordance file to add more entries, etc.

Creating index entries

In order to create a new index entry, click the word or select the fragment in the document that you want to include in the index. Then press ShiftAltX or click the New index entry Button image button of the Insert toolbar The 'Insert' toolbar . This would display the "Mark Index Entry" dialog:

The 'Mark Index Entry' dialog

For detailed information on the "Mark Index Entry" dialog, please click here.

Index entries can also be created with a concordance file.

Generating index

After creating index entries, you can insert an index itself. To do so, click a location in your document where you want to insert a new index (typically at the end of the document), then click the Index Button image button of the Insert toolbar The 'Insert' toolbar . This would display the "Index" dialog:

The 'Index' dialog

Then specify required options for your index, and click OK.

For detailed information on the "Index" dialog, please click here.

If you click or select a generated index in a document, the "Index" context toolbar would display:

The 'Index' toolbar

You can use it to update the selected index, modify its properties, delete it, etc.

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