Video Tutorials

The following videos are intended to help introduce new indexers to some the more powerful features of SKY Index Professional 8.0 and to some of the less well known features that we think indexers should be aware of. We are just getting started, so additional videos will be added as time passes.

NOTE: The title of each video ends with either (SI8) or (SI7) and indicates the version of SKY Index Professional - version 7 or version 8 - that was used in the making of the video. Most of the SI7 content applies to SI8 and some of the SI8 content also applies to SI7. If you see the word 'only' it means the content of the video applies only to that version of SKY Index.

Tutorial Videos

Our tutorial videos give you an overview on various aspects SKY Index and are intended to help you understand how to use the program.

NEW! - Tutorial (SI8)

This is a very basic getting started tutorial using SKY Index Professional 8.0

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NEW! - Editing in the Index Pane (SI8 only)

Describes the basics on how to edit using the new Index Pane in SKY Index Professional 8.0

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Edit View (SI7)  Most of this video also applies to editing in SI8's Index Pane

Edit view is an exciting new way of editing your index in SKY Index. This tutorial describes why you should use Edit View and shows you the basics of editing an index using the new Edit View.

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Feature Focus Videos

Our Feature Focus Videos focus on a single feature of SKY Index giving you more details than our tutorial videos

NEW! - Searching in the Index Pane (SI8 only)

Describes how to easily search for index entries within the Index Pane of SKY Index Professional 8.0

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NEW! - The Invert Name Command (SI8 only)

Describes the new Invert Name command of SKY Index Professional 8.0 in detail. A special thanks to John Bealle — the real brains behind this feature.

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Consume Subheadings (SI7)

This video shows you how to use the Consume Subheadings command and describes the circumstances under which it would be used.

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Core Editing Commands (a companion video for ISC's Spring 2015 Bulletin article) (SI7)

This video is a companion to the article in ISC's Spring Bulletin that describes SKY Index's core editing commands. It allows you to see the examples presented in that article. It also provides some additional information so even if you've read the article, you'll still want to watch this video.

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The Browse Pane (SI7)

The Browse Pane is an ingenious way of browsing through your index that allows you to compare two sets of index entries side-by-side making it much easier to make the comparison. It allows you see the other index entries without losing your current place in the index or, at your discretion, you can make the browsed to entry the current entry.

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Other Videos

Indexing Society of Canada presentation (SI7)

This video was presented at the Indexing Society of Canada conference in June of 2013. 

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