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Re: Sort index



I also worked around the issue with numbers and renaming the pages
afterwards. I also miss a possibility to define order, especially in
presentations, which I love to make in ZIM :D It works fine, except the
ordering, which restricts usage of of alt+PgDn due to alphabetical (in this
use case incorrect) ordering.

The index is strictly alphabetic, but in fact information about order is
defined by sublinks in the parent page. For example I would suggest the
following approach (category of a wish list and a discussion ;)

In case of already mentioned presentation the structure could be the


If you sort the index according to ordered sublinks on the parent page,
than it would match the data structure. The separation of custom sorted and
alphabetically sorted could be visually differentiated. That would create
more coherent structure between pages and index.

The only question is whether this suggestion is in favour of users and how
complicated would be the implementation this feature?

Best regards,

On 29 January 2015 at 10:26, Agustin Lobo <aloboaleu@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Murat,
> My index is *mostly* in order, but many items are not.
> See the screenshot:
> https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/3180464/zimIndex.jpeg
> I use zim from linux and mac having my notebook in dropbox. Maybe is
> only one of the machines
> that does not make thr proper sorting?
> Agus
> On Thu, Jan 29, 2015 at 10:04 AM, Güven, Ugur Murat
> <murat.gueven@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Hi Agus,
> >
> >> Is there a way of making the index on the left to display in alphabetic
> order?
> >
> > To be honest, I don't know if there is a possibility to change the
> display order for the index. I haven't found anything either.
> > But the index is shown in alphabetical order.
> >
> > You may want to try out by putting numbers as a prefix to your notes.
> That's how I make sure that the notes remain in the order I want.
> >
> > Regards,
> > Murat
> >
> >
> >
> --
> Agustin Lobo
> aloboaleu@xxxxxxxxx
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