Embedded Indexing—Working with your Client
with Jan Wright
Embedded indexing involves more complex communication with your client to ensure that the project goes well. With file management, font choices, and project schedules to understand, it is important to establish good communication. Your clients may not understand what embedding involves, and it is often up to you to educate them. In this session, we will cover critical questions to ask and issues that should be settled before you start work. In addition, you will receive links to documents for InDesign and Word embedding that you can adapt for your clients, helping them to take care of their indexes once you have handed off the files.
During this one-hour webinar, you will:
- Understand when in the process you are to index and why it is important
- Understand what your client wants to create with their files: Ebooks, PDF files, hyperlink?
- Understand the advantages and drawbacks of embedding
Jan Wright specializes in embedding indexing, single-sourcing, and repurposing indexes for multiple formats. She was a pioneer in online indexing, working to develop best practices for presenting online indexes before HTML was in widespread use. She continues to work with indexes in multiple formats, such as eBook indexes, video indexes, or web-based indexes. She co-chaired the American Society for Indexing’s Digital Trends Task Force, focusing on InDesign’s eBook indexing capabilities, which are now included in the product. In 2009, she won the ASI/H.W. Wilson Award for Excellence in Indexing for Real World InDesign CS3, the first such award for a technical manual, and in 2013 was awarded ASI’s Hines Award for her service to the Society, for her efforts to ensure the future of indexes in a digital world, her work promoting active eBook indexes, her educational outreach with presentations and workshops, and her years of teaching indexing. She is currently the chair of ASI’s Digital Publishing Special Interest Group.
This webinar was originally presented Wednesday, October 2, 2019.
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