Replay: SKY Index Pro: Minimizing editing for increased efficiency with Anne Fifer

SKY Index Pro: Minimizing editing for increased efficiency

with Anne Fifer, D.O.

SKY Index Pro provides a number of tools that can be used to minimize the editing required for your completed index. Careful dictionary management, editing, and creating specialized dictionaries for specific projects can make your work faster and easier. Exporting the Autocomplete list and use for vocabulary control can also help minimize the time spent on editing. Groups and label use while you work will increase efficiency. Finally, using the error check at the end will help you send out a great index.

A long-term user of SKY Indexing Pro, Anne Fifer will provide an inside look at how SKY users can tap into the program’s key tools to increase efficiency and speed. Whether you are a newer SKY user or an experienced one, join Anne to learn tips and tricks to enhance your indexing skill.

You will learn how to:

Minimize editing

  • Know your tools and maintain them in good order
  • Understand dictionaries
    • Keep current and correct—edit as needed
    • Export specialty dictionaries: client and subject
    • Add from external source

Use groups and labels

Use AutoComplete

  • Establish structure of index and autocomplete entries
  • Use settings in autocomplete
  • Edit for enhanced efficiency
  • Merge
  • Make use of exporting/importing

Use Acronym expander

  • Edit
  • Export

Anne Fifer began freelance indexing at Graffito in 2008. She indexes trade books, encyclopedias, and medical books of various levels. She does embedded indexing using InDesign, Word, and WordEmbed using SKY Index Pro v8 as her indexing software. Her education includes a PhD in psychology and DO with specialty in neurology. She served on the committee to write ASI’s Best Indexing Practices and is currently the treasurer of the American Society for Indexing.

The live event was on Wednesday, September 27, 2017.

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