David Instone-Brewer, from Tyndale House in Cambridge, sends us regularly all sorts of invaluable advise on the use of technology in theological studies. His latest newsletter deals with creating semi-automatically a book index. Here is what he says:
Everyone has a book in them, but when you’ve finished it, the publisher will email you asking for an Index by yesterday. This will show you how to index semi-automatically. You can create a Subject index, a Scripture index (with everything in the right order) and any additional indexes in Word, without reading your book, and and format it just like the publisher wants. Quickly.
At first glance the instructions look daunting, but that’s only because I’m explaining it in detail.
Here is a section from real life for me: part of my Traditions of the Rabbis in the Era of the New Testament.