Release log

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

PDF Index Generator version 2.4 released – Feb 26, 2016new

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.