[l2h] two columns contents list

Fred L. Drake, Jr. fdrake at acm.org
Wed Sep 10 12:20:48 CEST 2003

Christian Mensing writes:
 > An other fine layout I whould like to apply is the alphabetical
 > subsectioning of a long index as in the current on-line manual. 
 > http://www-texdev.mpce.mq.edu.au/l2h/docs/manual/node11_ct.html

That's a cool index!  I'd not looked at this version before, I think.

For the Python documentation, I split indexes up like this, but I use
a whole pile of external index-processing scripts written for the
purpose, and a l2hinit.perl that overrides the index-insertion code to
call the external scripts.  The result looks like this:


using a two-column split layout, or like this:


using a four-column unsplit layout.

The scripts I use aren't well documented at this time, but are freely
available (including the l2hinit.perl I use) as part of the "latex"
flavor of the Python documentation:


I'm always happy to answer questions about what I've done.


Fred L. Drake, Jr.  <fdrake at acm.org>
PythonLabs at Zope Corporation

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