What is M-dex?
The M-dex freeware program will create the files needed for a "searchable phrase index" in a Mathcad Electronic Book. It was originally developed to build the search index for the Astro Utilities Electronic Book and is now offered to the public at no charge.
Note: M-dex was designed to work with Mathcad 8. Recent correspondence indicates that the M-dex file format does not work with E-books written in Mathcad 2000 and later versions. These later versions of Mathcad have built-in authoring tools.
Before employing this program the user must prepare input files as directed in MathSoft’s "Authoring Electronic Books in Mathcad and StudyWorks" document dated as "rev. 6/99." M-dex is meant as a replacement for MathSoft newdict.exe program mentioned in that file. Also see the Handbook (HBK) and Search Index entries in the Astro Utilities and Mathcad FAQ on this site.
M-dex has the following superior features: