No, this post doesn’t fit the context of this blog and I know that :)
It isn’t about socially social media or the newest version of ‘Web’. But it is a useful tip, that all Market researchers who prepare research-reports and executive summaries are perhaps going to appreciate. Needless to mention, this post is focused towards advanced users of Microsoft word.
Problem – How to delete all index entries from a Microsoft word document [Don’t ask me why would somebody want to delete an index ;) I am assuming the problem is already there !!]
What is an index? – Remember the search-index that you had at the back of your book in your hay-days ? The one that you could use to identify wherever your favorite keyword in the book was present.
Assumption – You have already created a word document with those countless index entires.
1. In your word document, open the find & replace window by pressing Ctrl + F
2. Click on the ‘More’ button
3. Click on the ‘Special’ button and select ‘Field’
4. Click on ‘Replace all’ button and you’re home all the index entries disappear
Catch Along with the index entries it also replaces your ‘TOC’ [Table of Contents] and ‘List of Figures & Tables’.
Trick 2 [Exclusively for index]
- With the Word document open, press [Alt][F11] to launch the Visual Basic Editor (VBE).
- Select Module from the insert menu
- Enter the following code in ‘Macro’ and hit the run button to delete all index entries
Sub DeleteIndexEntries() Dim doc As Document Dim fld As Field Set doc = ActiveDocument For Each fld In doc.Fields fld.Select If fld.Type = wdFieldIndexEntry Then fld.Delete End If Next Set fld = Nothing Set doc = Nothing End Sub
Credits – Customized avtaar of TechRepublic’s article on Remove field codes from Word documents with this handy macro