# How can I generate a 2 column index following endnotes? [closed]

I have many endnotes and index entries in a family history. I see I can section off the narrative and insert a page break to display endnotes. I can then position my cursor at the end of endnotes and create an alpha index BUT I cannot make it muli-culumned.

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### Closed for the following reason question is not relevant or outdated by Alex Kemp close date 2020-08-09 11:51:57.066020

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When you insert the index with Insert->Indexes and Tables->Indexes and Tables ... (or afterwards by clicking inside the index and selecting the same menu item), go to Columns tab and choose the desired numbers of columns.

EDIT: at @charlie.it request, here is an example document:

Main page is single column with one end note and two index entries. 2-column index is generated below this paragraph. Next page is End-note section in its own (automatic) page style which is changed to 4-column. Cursor is positioned at the end of the note and 2-column index is added, but as pointed out by @charlie.it, index is set in the column without change!

Please remember that anything added to the end note becomes part of the end note. I suppose it prevents index-specific formatting from being applied.

double-column-index.odt

EDIT 2:

It looks like LO inserts the "End Notes" page with the said style as the last page of the document. I did not manage to insert a non-End Notes page after it because Page break item is disabled in Insert->Manual break ... is disabled.

To fully answer the original question:

• either a one-column index is insert as part of the last end note (with the risk of being wiped out if the note anchor is erased),
• or the n-column index (with eventually its own page style) is created before the end notes page(s).
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Ciao @ajlittoz, It seems not to work. It does not work either Format > Columns> ... in Section Endnote.

Can you attach an example .odt file? Thank you.

EDIT: Answer to @ajlittoz. Thank you so much. I will study your .odt file.

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Question was about 2-column index. There seems to be a constraint: index should be located in the "normal" flow of paragraph. If you try to put it into the End-notes section, you cannot change the notes number of columns as is shown in my test document.

How can I attach a file to a comment? Should I attach it to my previous answer?

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