Index post-processing

In the majority of cases, a TopLeaf index file requires additional post-processing to achieve the desired format. There are typically three steps involved:

  • sorting the entries into the correct (normally alphabetical) order;

  • merging multiple similar entries into a single composite entry (with multiple folios);

  • suppressing folios where not required (eg. in higher levels).

To handle the above steps, TopLeaf provides a built-in index sort/merge facility, which is described in detail in the following section.