[OS X TeX] Indexing

Herb Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Wed Jun 16 15:41:07 CEST 2004

On 6/15/04 11:25 PM, "Alain Schremmer" <Schremmer.Alain at verizon.net> wrote:

> I indexed a few words in a 6 page book, *Functions.tex*, and
> I think I followed the instructions at the bottom of Companion 649:
>   * Include the makeidx package with a \usepackage command
>   * Put a \makeindex command in the document preamble
>   * Put a \printindex command [...] before tthe \end{document.
> I typeset the document and *showidx* indeed shows the indexed entries in
> the margin and a *Functions.idx* file was created as well.
> But I cannot create the index itself even though I have now spent well
> over an hour on Companion 655. I don't even understand the first three
> lines.
>   To generate the formatted index, you should run the /MakeIndex/
>   program by typing the following command (where /Functions/ is the
>   name of the input file).
>       _makeindex Functions.idx_
> On Companion 11, it says
>   Commands to be typed by the user on a computer terminal are shown
>   [as above]
> But when I typed this on the terminal (among other "esperiences") it
> said that it couldn't find the file.
> So, please, what am I doing wrong?
> Regards
> --schremmer


After running LaTeX on the document---to produce the Function.idx file,
amoung others---you've got to run MakeIndex from TeXShop's Typeset Menu.
That generates the sorted index file that is read in and typeset when you
run LaTeX again.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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