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the use of alphabetical methods to organise information

COMMENT: An index is usually set in smaller type than the text and in two or more columns to the page. Normally an index will begin on a right-hand page, and will be folioed consecutively from the text pages. Bold and italic can be used to highlight important or less important items in an index (as, for example, the page references to illustrations). It is always useful to have a note at the beginning of an index to explain how it has been compiled and the meaning of the various typefaces or symbols used. Indexing was formerly done manually, with the indexer going through the text and making filing cards for the items; there are now computer indexing programs, in which the words in the text are flagged and the computer then automatically lists them in alphabetical order, together with the numbers of the pages on which the words fall.



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