Yes, Brenda, I'd LOVE a sample index. Just seeing it might really help me get started in the right direction. Thanks! If you don't mind, maybe you could upload it to this discussion so others could see it as well. I'm sure I'm not the only one struggling with indexing.
Here's an index. I thought I attached three to my last. The one titled INFO, I use the same setup for information to produce, instruction not to answer, objections (I know most don't index that), marked on request (or certified question), etc. It shows a page and line number and brings in the name of the atty who made the request or instruction.
Now that I think of it, INFO has a fill-in line for what is being asked for. I'll attach my Instruction one so you can see what I do with that general one.
Karla, the files attached above are the index lines that I use. You need files for the headers too, which I didn't include. They're what will be pulled into your actual index page. I've attached them here.
Mary is SO right -- gotta just jump in, sputter a little, and then just ENJOY never having to type another index again!
I did auto indexing when others didn't even know how...didn't want to know how...and dang near ridiculed me for even attempting.
But I gotta tell ya...I went to a few seminars in Vegas and sat mesmerized by one Jeremy Thorne. The rest, my dear, was history.
Now, enough of my silliness. Start very small, very basic. Witness name, direct, cross...or just exam, whatever. and basic marking of exhibits. When you get that to work for you, you will decide just how much you want to delve further. I'm like Brenda, I did mine before visualizers. VERY BASIC. I see she's sent some examples.
Love your little group here, girl. Hope to learn much.