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I'm taking a law school exam in 2 weeks and would like to 'index' my line-numbered 40 page outline for easy reference during the open book exam. For example, because no electronic documents are allowed, I want to walk into the test with two paper documents...
1) a 40 page outline and
2) an alphabetized 5-10 page index of every word in my outline.
If I need to quickly find the case 'Gagliardi v. Trifoods International' in my paper outline, for instance, I'd like to look at my alphabetized index for the word 'Gagliardi' and find every line (which are numbered sequentially in my outline) that has an instance of the word 'Gagliardi.' In my 9th grade Visual Basic class I think I could have programmed this in about an hour. Unfortunately, I no longer have the time or expertise. Any help from anyone?
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This guide may help.

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... would like to 'index' my line-numbered 40 page outline for easy reference during the open book exam. ...
jbengal is, perhaps, long gone, but I have just joined this Forums site, and wanted to make sure that I could reply to a post.

20+ years ago I wrote a one-click Indexer for MSWord in Word6.0, and have since migrated it to Word2003/VBA. I use it every week, but used it extensively when I was paid a pittance to develop training courses and manuals.

It really is just ONE Click, and it is fully customizable by you, the user, through an MSWord table holding simple rules.

Also it is FREE.
The VBA source code is unlocked

The UserGuide.PDF is too large to attach here, but you can find a current copy at http://www.chrisgreaves.com/Download..._UserGuide.pdf

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Or they could check out: https://www.msofficeforums.com/31360-post2.html - from over a decade ago!
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Or they could check out: https://www.msofficeforums.com/31360-post2.html - from over a decade ago!
Thank you Paul. From what I can see the application cannot be customized, as can be done with user-owned rules tables.
Typical problem: A technical writer for a large pharmaceutical company write material for the Legal, R&D, Sales, IT, Marketing, Training departments and needs different specifications for each department.
In the code given I think that would require tweaking in VBA by the technical writer?
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Customisation in the linked code is limited to what is included in the exclusions list and whether page #s are to be output (via a run-time prompt). One doesn't need any particular technical skills for either of those. More than sufficient for the OP's needs (create an index of every word in a document), I would have thought.
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