The Indexer: The International Journal of Indexing

Indexing The Canadian Encyclopedia second edition

The Indexer: The International Journal of Indexing (1988), 16, (2), 87–92.

Abstract

The index to the second edition of The Canadian Encyclopedia was prepared on an ibm pc-xt personal computer using the ibm Professional Editor, custom programs written in ibm Pascal, and TEX1 a high quality typesetting program developed by Donald E. Knuth of Stanford University in California. The entries were chosen and keyed in by the indexer, and then alphabetized, formatted, and typeset by the computer. An unusual data entry format together with good typesetting software made possible the delivery to the printer of the 372 page camera ready index less than two weeks after the indexer received the final pages of text. TEX (which rhymes with ‘blecchhh’ not the letter ‘X’) provides fully automatic pagination.

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Gardner, Ron

Gardner, Eve