A–Z indexing

The solution to inaccessible documentation can be as simple and low-tech as making a better index… With proper indexing, ten per cent more effort will double the accessibility of information.

William Horton, A quick (and not too dirty) fix for online documentation, in Technical Communication

Why index?

A well-crafted, interactive A–Z index provides an alphabetical collection of links to topics, concepts, and relevant names and places within a document. As such, it provides a way of navigating content that other methods, such as tables of contents, bookmarks or even full text search cannot. Nevertheless, indexes remain perhaps the best kept secret of accessible document navigation.

Our services

We provide the following services: 

  • Creating accessible, interactive PDF indexes in Acrobat Pro and axesPDF QuickFix (linking to page, paragraph or word)
  • Creating accessible, interactive indexes natively in InDesign (linking to page, paragraph or word)

Downloadable example of an InDesign-generated indexed PDF (362KB)

screenshot of the first page of an index
An Adobe InDesign-generated A-Z index