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WD2000: Additional Index Entries Inserted When Entries Begin with Special Characters

Article ID: 249865

Article Last Modified on 11/26/2002


  • Microsoft Word 2000 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q249865


When you create an index, it may contain extra index entries. This occurs when the index entry contains a word that begins with an umlaut letter (for example, , , ).

NOTE: This problem may occur in an English, Spanish, German, or French Word document.


This problem occurs because Word may sort characters differently based on your document and enabled language settings. In some cases, the umlaut vowel may be sorted as a separate word instead of part of the intended word.


Unlink the INDEX field and remove the unwanted headings manually. To unlink the field, select your index and press CTRL+SHIFT+F9. This converts the index to ordinary text and you can make the required changes.


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.


For additional information about the INDEX field, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

220568 WD2000: Undocumented Index Field Switches

For more information about using shortcut keys to type international characters, click Microsoft Word Help on the Help menu, type type international character in the Office Assistant or the Answer Wizard, and then click Search to view the topics returned.

For additional information about diacritical marks, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

98999 Diacritical Marks Described and Explained

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