for academics or otherwise: what document indexing software do you use
The title pretty much says it...what software do you use to index your books?
Secondarily, what method/process do you use to reconcile an indexed doc file (Word or WordPerfect or whatever) against typeset proofs? Manual checking, or something else? Is there indexing software that works against PDFs?
This is one of those things I'm eternally grateful my publishers do for
me. If it were left up to me, none of my books would have indices, I'm sure. But this question isn't for me, it's for someone else who is in the all-that's-left-is-the-index part of her book. She laughed at me when I said, incredulously, "doesn't [academic press] do that for you?" Sorry, I momentarily forgot my brain.
I'm aware I could turn to Dr. Google for this, but I figured the first thing I'd try is to ask the sixty or so academic bloggers I read each day...