How to create a Concordance File in WordPerfect®?

A concordance is a list of words or phrases and the page numbers where each word or phrase occurs. You can generate a concordance as an index or include it in an index of marked headings and subheadings.

A concordance file is a document you create consisting of words and phrases you want to include in the concordance. Type each word or phrase at the beginning of a line, then press Enter before typing the next word or phrase.

The generated concordance uses the capitalization of the concordance file. For example, if you create a "butterfly" entry in the concordance file, then generate the concordance with a document that includes "Butterfly," all occurrences of "butterfly" and "Butterfly" are listed under the "butterfly" heading.

To create a concordance file for an index,

  1. Click File New.
  2. Type a word or phrase to include in the concordance file, then press Enter.
  3. Repeat step 2 for each word and phrase in the concordance.
  4. Click File Save As, then type a filename.
  5. Open the document you want to create a concordance for.
  6. Click where you want the concordance to appear, type a title for the concordance (or index), then press Enter one or more times to add blank lines.
  7. Click Tools Reference Index Define.
  8. Specify the concordance filename, then click OK.
  9. Click Generate.


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    John F Hall

    I want an alphabetic listing of the surname of all persons listed in the report.  When the surname occurs more then once, as, for example, John Smith,and Mary Smith, I would like for it to appear,




    I have had no success in so doing, and am beginning to believe it cannot be done.

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