Index Table without "Production Mapping" extension

Idea created by navadan on Jan 2, 2013
    I need to make an Index Table, without Production Mapping.  I want a list on the side of my map (or placed on my layout or legend) that has numbers and names that correspond to point features on my map that have the same number labeled on the map. Basically, I need do make a list like the Key Numbering option in Maplex - but for all the features, not just ones that cant fit on the map. Its pretty much impossible to force the Key Numbering option  to label all the features, and if so, it groups the numbers into areas and not consecutively.  There a few work arounds, but they are all so time consuming and it seems this is a pretty simplistic basic request for general map making.