How to Remove All the Index Entries
I have some documents with old indexes, which I need to delete to start all over from scratch. I can’t seem to find a way of removing all the index entries. Any suggestions?
That is frustrating! Fortunately, Find/Change comes to the rescue.
- Open all the documents (the ones you want to strip of index entries) at the same time.
- Then open the Find/Change dialog box (Command/Ctrl-F).
- Type ^I into the “Find What” field and make sure the Change To field is blank.
- Set the Search pop-up menu to All Documents.
- Click Change All.
Wowza, they’re gone!
I know what you’re wondering: How on earth did David know the special code for index entries? Well, of course, I have a trick: I just selected Index Entries from the little flyout menu to the right of the Find What field. Those flyout menus are so useful!