# [texhax] Index and Glossary?

Tom Schneider toms at ncifcrf.gov
Thu Dec 8 18:02:55 CET 2005

> Christopher W. Ryan :
>
> > Don't know about a package, but could you just use your text editor's "search
> > and replace" function to replace every occurence of "latex" with
> > "\index{latex}"?
> >
>
> don't you mean "latex\index{latex}" ? otherwise 'latex' will not be
> printed in the text ;-)
>
> I don't thing either that a latex package exists to do this. One would
> need some external program. But any ways, there will be some words one
> does not want to have indexed... making a good index is almost an art
> form.

Knowing how to do little programming is dangerous.
I made this in about 5 minutes.  It will work on any Unix system.

ftp://ftp.ncifcrf.gov/pub/delila/indexer

It's not very smart (will substitute EVERYTHING) but it could get you
most of the way there.

Tom

Dr. Thomas D. Schneider
National Institutes of Health
National Cancer Institute
Center for Cancer Research Nanobiology Program
Molecular Information Theory Group
Frederick, Maryland  21702-1201
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