How to index a book with TExtract

With TExtract you create the back-of-book index for 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 in TExtract using powerful and easy to use in-text 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.

View the screenshots and the demo video for an impression:

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Working with TExtract the indexing process is supported from the outset by the automatic initial index. 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 back-of-book index can be ready within a day - but you can spend as much time as you think necessary. Here's more about the features of TExtract and about the differences with other software.

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 and EPUB export options, its various output formats, its powerful application of authority files, its indexing standards support and its table format that enables 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:

Joshua A. T. Fairfield Runaway Technology: Can Law Keep Up? Cambridge University Press, 2021

Aviel Verbruggen Pricing Carbon Emissions: Economic Reality and Utopia. Routledge, 2021

Melinda Powers Reclaiming Greek Drama for Diverse Audiences. Routledge, 2020

Jonas Bens The Indigenous Paradox: Rights, Sovereignty, and Culture in the Americas. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2020

I.M. Nick Personal Names, Hitler, and the Holocaust: A Socio-Onomastic Study of Genocide and Nazi Germany. Lexington Books, 2019

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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 70 countries worldwide.

 

Recent books indexed using TExtract:

Joshua A. T. Fairfield Runaway Technology: Can Law Keep Up? Cambridge University Press, 2021

Aviel Verbruggen Pricing Carbon Emissions: Economic Reality and Utopia. Routledge, 2021

Melinda Powers Reclaiming Greek Drama for Diverse Audiences. Routledge, 2020

Bens, Jonas The Indigenous Paradox: Rights, Sovereignty, and Culture in the Americas. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2020

Nick, Iman Personal Names, Hitler, and the Holocaust: A Socio-Onomastic Study of Genocide and Nazi Germany. Lexington Books, 2019

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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 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"  (Professional indexer, UK; see full comment)

"I was dreading making the index and TExtract made it an almost enjoyable process! You can quote me!"  (Author, Princeton, NJ)

"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)

"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."  (Professional indexer, Somerset; see full comment)

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