[…] items in the index I have created all have the same page number which is the number of the last page of the document [ …] deleted a large part of the document […] Unfortunately, I am still getting all the other items from the original larger document! How can that be,[…]
Without the sample document (which you say you prepared, but if you uploaded it, the link must have been removed from your question), I find only the above info to base a guess on.
My guess (also corresponding to @EarnestAl’s comments, which for some reason I didn’t see at first ; great minds think alike, they say …):
You may have added index entries without first selecting the indexed term in your document. Then, when you delete a word which constitutes an index term the index entry is not deleted with it, and will remain. If the cursor was around the index when you added the entries, they will all be on that page (and an index is commonly found at the end of the doc, which explains why all entries show that page number).
This may also happen if you convert between different data formats. E.g. open with MS Word/WordPerfect, save to a “foreign” format (Word file, RTF). I haven’t seen this particular effect from that, but stranger things have happened at sea …
To determine whether this is the cause:
- Look for a tiny grey vertical bar in a text line just below or above the index. This will be a field with no content to display (or more likely, a couple hundred fields on top of each other).
- If you see one such grey bar, hover the mouse ponter over it and wait for a badge to pop up.
Does it display
Alphabetical index: <index entry>?
If this analysis does not match with your document or otherwise helps you to resolve your issue, please keep us from guessing. Upload that sample you prepared. I don’t know any way to access your previously uploaded files, so you probably need to upload again.