[OS X TeX] How specify .ist for index?
murrayeisenberg at gmail.com
Thu Sep 20 22:36:37 CEST 2012
On Sep 20, 2012, at 10:17:31 -0500, Herbert Schulz <herbs at wideopenwest.com> wrote:
> On Sep 20, 2012, at 10:07 AM, Murray Eisenberg <murrayeisenberg at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Sep 19, 2012, at 10:48:48 +0200, Claus Gerhardt <claus.gerhardt at uni-heidelberg.de> wrote:
>>> You have to use a shell script specifying that .ist file, see the [linked attachment] where I use a german.ist file. The .ist file should be saved in texmf/makeindex where texmf is your personal texmf folder.
>>> The shell script can be called by an Applescript.
>>> Url : http://email.esm.psu.edu/pipermail/macosx-tex/attachments/20120919/f6ec0d64/makeindexc-0001.zip
>>> On Sep 19, 2012, at 3:11, Murray Eisenberg <murrayeisenberg at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> How does one go about specifying a .ist file to be used when makeindex is run automatically from within TeXShop?
>>>> (In my .ist file I use the usual settings so that each letter of the alphabet is typeset large and bold just before all the index entries that start with that letter.)
>> Is there some way to integrate this into TeXShop? So that either using the MakeIndex choice for Typeset -- or even, preferably, being able to do it all with the the pdflatexmk choice -- can be directed to use a particular .ist?
>> After having such a lovely front end to TeX as TeXShop, it seems a great shame to have to go to a command line to call a script.
> If you want to integrate it into the pdflatexmk engine (actually this will do it for all of the latexmk based engines --- if that's no good let me know) just add the line
> $makeindex = "makeindex -s my.ist %O -o %D %S";
> (on a separate line) where my.ist is the index style file you want to use to ~/Library/TeXShop/bin/latexmkrcedit. Note: from then on the my.ist file will always be used. Note that the my.ist file needs to be where TeX can find it; e.g., ~/Library/texmf/makeindex for personal .ist files---create that folder if necessary.
That works very nicely, thank you! (Although not as easily as would be the case if one could just use the TeXShop preferences to specify the file. Yes, that's a feature request!)
I note that this still works if I use a symlink in ~/Library/texmf/makeindex to the actual .ist file. So then when I want to change the index style file, I don't have to copy a new file to that location, just re-create the symlink to the new one.
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