Semi-automatic indexing for quality-conscious indexers and authors

Semi-automatic book indexing

With TExtract you create the back-of-book index for the printed and ebook editions of your book in three steps, using a unique combination of automated and manual indexing:

  1. Just drop a PDF proof version of your book onto TExtract. The initial index is created fully automatically. Running through the text to mark entries is not needed.
  2. You edit and expand the index using powerful and easy to use in-context navigation, selection and editing features, available in no other software.
  3. Then you export the formatted index, review it and include it in your document source.

Working with TExtract the indexing process is supported from the outset by the index itself. But you, the indexer, are in control. Whether it is for a textbook, biography, research report, PhD thesis, business report, legal case index or product catalog, your index can be ready within a day - but you can spend as much time as you think necessary. Read about the features of TExtract and about the differences with other software. View the screenshots for an impression:

bullet To try and see for yourself, download TExtract and use the free 30-day trial license to create the index for your publication now. If you are pleased with the result, buy a license to export the full index.

TExtract is used by authors, editors and professional indexers who want high-quality back-of-book indexes while having to meet deadlines. You will value TExtract's navigation, editing and formatting functions that provide full control. You will also appreciate its index revision and re-use facilities, its Word embedding option, its EPUB export function, its powerful application of authority files, its indexing standards support and its export formats that enable further processing by other software. See the bibliography with links to indexes. See recently published books and indexes below.

Recent publications with an index created using TExtract:

Barnes, Tom Informal Labour in Urban India: Three Cities, Three Journeys. Routledge, 2015

Hansen, A., and R. Cox The Routledge Handbook of Environment and Communication. Routledge, 2015

Mazanec, Brian M. The Evolution of Cyber War. International Norms for Emerging-Technology Weapons. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2015

Zdenek, S. Reading Sounds: Closed-Captioned Media and Popular Culture. University of Chicago Press, 2015

Green, James A. Cyber Warfare: A Multidisciplinary Analysis. Routledge, 2015

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Users of TExtract are Thomson Reuters, CH2M HILL, Yale Law School, Max-Planck-Institut für ethnologische Forschung, University of Pretoria, Bentham Science Publishers, ITT, Exelis, John Benjamins Publishers, Author Solutions Inc, UWA Business School, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Miami Dade Office of Strategic Business Management, VTeX, XLibris, Baylor College of Medicine, the International Institute of Social History, Trinity College, WordCo Indexing, the Hoover Institution Library and many others in over 60 countries worldwide.

 

Recent books indexed using TExtract:

Barnes, Tom Informal Labour in Urban India: Three Cities, Three Journeys. Routledge, 2015

Hansen, A., and R. Cox The Routledge Handbook of Environment and Communication. Routledge, 2015

Mazanec, Brian M. The Evolution of Cyber War. International Norms for Emerging-Technology Weapons. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2015

Zdenek, S. Reading Sounds: Closed-Captioned Media and Popular Culture. University of Chicago Press, 2015

Green, James A. Cyber Warfare: A Multidisciplinary Analysis. Routledge, 2015

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Recent user comments:

"I've indexed books the old fashioned way and know how much of a chore it is. TExtract is the only way I'll use from now on."  (Editor, anon.)

"I've used TExtract for the past year and found it an invaluable tool. [..] One of the best investments I've made in terms of my indexing career."  (Prof. indexer, Somerset, UK; see full comment)

"I’ve examined nine different index programs and yours is, without a doubt, the easiest and best." (Author, Colorado)

"I have used TExtract for more than 204 books"  (Prof. indexer, Crewe, UK; see full comment)

"I edit environmental impact statements under the National Environmental Policy Act. [..] I cannot tell you how happy I was to discover your software."  (Editor, Las Vegas; full comment)

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