Release log

This section shows all the features added to each new version of the program

PDF Index Generator version 2.5 released – June 15, 2017new

New features


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  • We have renewed our website to be more stylish & more user-friendly. Now you can access it from any device.
  • Added a button in the success message of Step4 to automatically open all the output index files(PDF – Text) so you could easily access those files.
  • Ability to specify footnote/endnote pages numbers for the indexed terms in Step3 when editing any term.
    i.e. Super Bowl Sunday, 11, 21n2, 42-43, 79n3
  • Ability to export words in Step3 to a csv file and importing words from csv files. Now you can edit your index in M.Excel easily then importing it back to our program to write then index to your book.
  • Added a new button in Step3 to control the text color and back color of the results table rows.
  • Added a program setting to allow reading book comments and indexing them.
  • We’ve added 4 new filters in Step3 filters menu to:
    1. Show only terms in the results table having a specific number of words.
    2. Show capital letter words only.
    3. Show small letter words only.
    4. Show words having a mix of capital & small letters only.
  • We’ve modified the format names options in the format menu of Step3 to be able to automatically format terms having any number of names.
  • Added a new format in Step3 format menu to reverse comma separated words.
  • “Capitalize 1st letter in each word” format in Step3 format menu now capitalizes words after “-” or “(” to give better results.
  • All progam windows/dialogs are now resizable.
  • The program now runs with Administrator rights in case your PC requests Admin rights for the program to run.
  • Allow indexing words having asterisk “*”.
  • Added an option to allow detecting spaces for Latex books.
  • Index margins for the index templates can now be increased till the value of 4.0 instead of 2.0 only.
  • Added a new section to our website for include query templates that you can download and import inside the program.
  • When merging words in Step3 that have acronyms they’re now merged smartly to give better results.
  • New version available message is now more clear for expired users.

PDF Index Generator version 2.4 released – February 26, 2016

New features


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  • Ability to define the index letter titles and the words that are written below them in the final index.
  • Ability to write each index letter title in a new page.
  • Ability to ignore writing all the index letter titles in the final index.
  • A “Symbols” section is now added by default in the final index to write all index terms that start with digits or non-letter characters in that section.
  • A new button has been added to Step3 Tools bar to allow highlighting all rows in the results table or invert the highlighted rows in the table.
  • A new formatter item has been added to Step3 format menu to trim space from the beginning and end of the highlighted words in the results table.
  • Two new formatter items have been added to Step3 format menu to convert the highlighted words to their singular/plural form.
  • A new program setting has been added to allow showing or hiding the tooltips for all controls in the program.
  • A new program setting has been added to allow specifying the separator between each index entry and its pages numbers in the final index.
  • Two new index templates have been added to the program: Space-Saving’ & ‘Historic’ templates.
  • A new query template has been added to allow indexing capitalized phrases.
  • Ability to index the book by word/line/page when indexing the book using font queries.
  • Ability to add a keyboard shortcut for the created words labels, for easy access.
  • Ability to filter the results table in Step3 to show only index terms having labels assigned to them or show only words that do not have labels assigned to them.
  • Two new parameters have been added to the command line mode of the program: “merge_duplicates” & “merge_plurals” parameters.
  • Website: Old customers who have expired can now access the customer home page using their old login data to download the last program release allowed for them.
  • Website: The customer now can open his order invoice from the customer area and print it.
  • Website: We have now opened our new indexing services department. Our team can now handle your book index if you’re busy.
  • Fixed a number of internal problems.

PDF Index Generator version 2.3 released – Aug 1, 2015

New features


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  • Ability to index phrases having a specific font format.
  • Ability to set Header & Sub-Header words when defining a new include category.
  • Ability to set Sub-Header words for a header word in Step3 all at once.
  • Ability to group any number of words in Step3 using labels.
  • The program now supports the upcoming Java 9.
  • Scrolling with the mouse in selection combo boxes is now allowed.
  • Fixed the desktop shortcut problem in Windows operating system.
  • Fixed a number of internal problems.

PDF Index Generator version 2.2 released – Dec 12, 2014

New features


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  • The windows edition now has a better and easier setup.
  • The words’ types popup menu in Step3 has a new layout, and it is now more easier to use it.
  • Ability to merge all singular and plural words in Step3 automatically.
  • Ability to add new fonts in the index templates to use them in writing the index.
  • A new fonts section has been added to our website with many fonts to download and use them in the program.
  • All index fonts used now are being embedded to the PDF book automatically.
  • Ability to use keyboard shortcuts in Step3 different functionalities.
  • Ability to import/export the program settings.
  • The program now supports Java 8.
  • Project files now have a different icon than the program icon.
  • Fixed a number of internal problems.

PDF Index Generator version 2.1 released – May 16, 2014

New features


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  • Ability to specify the font to use for any index words in Step3.
  • Ability to use wild cards in the include categories.
  • Ability to filter Step3 results table using include queries.
  • Ability to define your own Cross-reference prefixes.
  • Ability to write one page number for each index word and align all pages numbers vertically in the index.
  • Added a save button on Step3 tools bar for easy access.
  • Ability to auto-save your project every while you specify.
  • Better interface design in Step1 & Step2 for the radio buttons.
  • Increased the viewable work space of Sep3 results table.
  • Added a status bar in all steps + Better looking interface.
  • Ability to remember Step3 window dimensions and location when closing the program.
  • Ability to export visible words only in Step3 results table.
  • We have decreased the size of the project file.
  • Fixed a number of internal problems.

PDF Index Generator version 2.0 released – July 20, 2013

New features


  • Ability to create cross-references in the Index.
  • Ability to filter Step3 results by cross-references.
  • Ability to print Step3 table which contains all index terms.
  • Added a setting to specify what to do with imported words that already exist in the table(Duplicate/overwrite/replace/ignore).
  • Opening a project shows a message with any missing categories in the program.
  • Added a popup menu for all program lists to filter any list contents.
  • Fixed a number of internal problems.

PDF Index Generator version 1.9 released – Oct 24, 2012

New features


  • The program now supports Arabic, English, Latin pages numbers and any pages numbers you have in your book.
  • Ability to detect the pages numbers automatically from your book if the book supports this.
  • Created Undo/Redo buttons in Step3.
  • Added a program setting to manually edit the memory allocated for the program(For the Windows edition only).
  • Added “Open recent” feature to save the paths of old opened projects, to simply access them again.
  • Added new paginator positions.
  • Fixed the Mac OS X Theme for Mac’s different editions.
  • Fixed the Index writing fonts on Mac OS X.
  • Fixed a number of internal problems.

PDF Index Generator version 1.8 released – May 28, 2012

New features


  • New Mac OS X Theme.
  • Created a Linux Edition of the program.
  • Added the ability to use the application through the Command Line(Terminal).
  • Added the ability to Index more than 1 PDF at the same time, through the Command Line.
  • Include/Exclude Categories performance and design are now much better.
  • Added the ability to sort Include/Exclude words alphabetically.
  • Added the ability to search a word in all Include Categories or Exclude Categories to check which categories it is found in.
  • Added the ability to specify which categories to Import/Export From/To a file, instead of importing/exporting all categories.
  • Added an option to exclude common words found in both Include & Exclude lists.
  • Added more Query Templates.
  • Added the ability to define Proxy settings if your computer is using a Proxy to connect to the Internet.
  • Added the ability to search for words “starting with” or “Ending with” specific letters in Step3(Using Wild Cards).
  • Added the ability to write 4-Columns or 5-Columns in the final Index per page.
  • Added the ability to drag a PDF file to a Textfield, or drag a Project to the program window to open it.
  • Created a new Video Tutorials section on our website(More helpful than the old one).
  • Fixed a number of internal problems.

PDF Index Generator version 1.7 released – Jan 18, 2012

New features


  • Added the ability to paginate the Index(Numbering its pages).
  • Added the ability to duplicate any words in Step3 to allow using them as Sub-Headers for different Header words.
  • Added the ability to edit the margins of any Index template.
  • Added the ability to specify the number of columns per page for any Index template(1 or 2 or 3).
  • Created a user-friendly Mac OS X edition of the program.
  • Fixed Mac Os X memory leaks(No more out of memory errors).
  • Added a number of Classic Index templates to the program.
  • Sorting the Index words now takes non English words & Alpha-Numeric words in consideration.
  • Remember Step4 paths when saving a project.
  • Fixed a number of internal problems.

PDF Index Generator version 1.6 released – Sep 3, 2011

New features


  • Added the ability to to merge more than 1 Index together.
  • Added the ability to export all or some of the Index words to edit them outside the program.
  • Added the ability to automatically merge any duplicated words in the results table ( i.e: Overflow, overflow, OverFlow => overflow ).
  • Added the ability to format the selected words in the results table. You can convert the selected words to small letters/capital letters/…
  • Added the ability to define a new Include category of words that all its words are Header words.
  • Added the ability to specify the dimensions and orientation of the Index pages when writing them to the PDF.
  • Added the ability to specify the sensitivity of the space character between words to give more accurate results.
  • Updated the program libraries. Now the program has much better performance and more accurate results.
  • Added Italian interface for the program.
  • Fixed a number of internal problems.

PDF Index Generator version 1.5 released – May 14, 2011

New features


  • Added the ability to define Sub-Sub-Headers and Sub-Sub-Sub-Headers, in addition to the Headers and Sub-Headers. That makes the program now supports 4 levels of words in the Index.
  • Added the ability to filter the results table in Step3. Editing a group of words now in Step3 is much easier.
  • Added the ability to exclude plural words of the excluded words. i.e: If car is excluded, cars will be excluded automatically.
  • Added the ability to define a query to include/exclude words having the same format. i.e: You can create a query to index only names like Glynn Lunney and format them to be written like this: Lunney, Glynn or whatever you want.
  • Added the ability to add any words of the results table to an Ignore list, to be automatically excluded in later projects.
  • Added the ability to Increment/Decrement any range of pages numbers in the results table by a specific value.
  • Generating the Index is now more accurate, more faster.
  • Fixed a number of internal problems.

PDF Index Generator version 1.4 released – Jan 27, 2011

New features


  • Added the ability to write words in the index as links, linking to their pages in the book.
  • Added the ability to group pages numbers, ex: 41-44 instead of 41, 42, 43, 44.
  • Added the ability to merge 2 or more words together in Step3(While editing the index results).
  • Added the ability to enable/disable more than 1 word in Step3 at the same time.
  • Added the ability to remember selected words categories to Include/Exclude, instead of choosing them in every project.
  • Better index results. Excluding sentences is now possible and more accurate.
  • Added the ability to skip the case sensitivity of Include/Exclude words.
  • Added the ability to index or skip email addresses and web links from the book.
  • Added an activation window to activate the program online after installing it.
  • Made a better interface for the program, and better fonts.
  • Edited the program settings to be more user friendly.
  • Fixed a number of internal problems.

PDF Index Generator version 1.3 released – March 4, 2010

New features


  • A problem in Windows 7 permissions is fixed.

PDF Index Generator version 1.2 released – March 1, 2010

New features


  • Handled encrypted(password protected) books.
  • Added a Save ability for the program, so you can save/load your work at any step.
  • Added some Index templates to select a design from them to be applied while writing the Index to the book.
  • Added the ability for user to create his own Index template.
  • Added the ability to search in the Index results in Step3.
  • Added the ability to specify the type of word(Normal/Header/Sub-Header) so it can be indented in the Index.
  • Added more lists of words to Exclude them from the book.
  • Added a better and faster Algorithm for generating the Index from the book.
  • Added the ability to import/export words’ categories to a simple (*.txt) file format.
  • Allowed editing the words’ titles in Step3.
  • Made a better skinnable interface for the program.
  • Edited the written Index to meet the International protocols for a book Index.
  • Edited the program settings to be more user friendly.
  • Fixed a number of internal problems.

PDF Index Generator version 1.1 released – October 1, 2009

New features


  • Decreased the program setup size.
  • Fixed windows vista permissions problem that caused the program to function upnormal.
  • Allowed specifying the minimum number of letters of each word to Index (So you can ignore words of 1/2/3/… letters).
  • Allowed editing the count of each word in the table results in step 3.
  • Added a right click popup menu in the results table in step 3 as a shortcut for the important commands.
  • Added a right click popup menu for the different controls with (Cut-Copy-Paste-Delete) commands.
  • Added an option to insert a blank page before or after the Index which is appended to a PDF book.
  • Added more words categories to exclude them from the Index.
  • Check updates automatically every month.
  • Made a better tooltip for each word in the results table in step 3.
  • Made a better looking loading dialog – updates checker – results report.
  • Fixed a number of internal problems.

PDF Index Generator version 1.0 released – July 20, 2009

New features


  • This is the first release for PDF Index Generator. This release contains the main program functionalities.