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Automatically Linking Index Style Entries To Their Target Page(s)

If the entries in an index table are not hyper-linked to their target pages, you can let PDFClerk Pro attempt to quickly link each page reference through the Link Index Table Entries To Target Pages option under the Outline And Link Automation menu item under the Tools menu.

Enter the numbers of the first and last pages of the Index Table.

Select a representative page in the preview area and then drag on the page to select the area that contains the table, excluding any headers or footers.

Click Detect Columns And Offset to have PDFClerk Pro automatically detect columns and the offset between even and odd pages. If the results are not correct you can re-select the overall area, adjust the Inter Column Gap setting and try again. The Inter Column Gap setting hints to PDFClerk Pro the minimum distance between two columns. Dragging the slider to the left decreases the minimum distance, dragging it to the right increases the minimum distance.

The Even Pages Offset field allows manual adjustment of the offset (the distance of the text from the left margin) between even and odd pages.

The Skip Regular Expr field allows entry of plain text or a regular expression, which will be ignored if it occurs at the end of an entry, this is necessary for entries like: Circle Tool 24, 34-35. See also: Tools. Where there is additional text after the page references. For such circumstances you would enter a regular expression like: \. See also:.*, which would find each occurrence of text starting with a period, followed by a space and the formulation See also: plus arbitrary text following it, and ignore it while analysing the line.

Link Indexes Only controls whether the whole entry is linked, or only the page indexes themselves.

Locate targets tells PDFClerk Pro to look for the first occurrence of the relevant text in the entry on the target page and to link directly to that section of the page. If you switch this option off PDFClerk Pro will always create the links to the page itself, rather than to a specific location on the page. Index table entries do not generally lend themselves very well for this option to achieve good results across the board, but it may still be helpful.


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Last updated on June 22, 2015

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