Dear OpenAI Team,
My name is Ladislava, and I recently had the pleasure of using your ChatGPT service to automate the creation of an index for my book using spreadsheet data. The experience was remarkable and saved me countless hours of work.
I believe that many authors, editors, and publishers could benefit from a similar feature directly integrated into your tools. An automated book index generation feature could be a valuable addition to your suite of services and greatly aid the publishing industry.
Here’s what I envision for the tool:
- The ability to import data from spreadsheets, like Excel or CSV files.
- Automated alphabetical sorting of terms with localization options for various languages (e.g., Czech) - e.g. the alphabet is different in Czech language due to letters like Č, Ř, CH, Ž…etc…
- Formatting the output to a standard book index format, including pagination, headings, and sub-entries.
- Exporting the finished index to publishing-friendly formats, such as Microsoft Word or PDF.
Such a tool would not only streamline the index creation process but also help ensure consistency and quality in published works.
Thank you for considering my suggestion. I am looking forward to the potential innovations that might arise from this initiative.
Warm regards, Ladislava