[OS X TeX] Creates idx, wants ind

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Tue Oct 19 14:32:13 CEST 2010

On Oct 18, 2010, at 8:20 PM, Alain Schremmer wrote:

> On Oct 18, 2010, at 3:15 PM, Herbert Schulz wrote:
>> On Oct 18, 2010, at 12:57 PM, Alain Schremmer wrote:
>>> This is OT: I just realized that the new volume of the magnum has no index. The idx is generated but the console complains about no ind. I went about it as before---or so I think---and don't have a clue as to what happened in the meantime. See the attached grab of a minimal example.
>>> Hopeful regards
>>> --schremmer
>> Howdy,
>> Did you ever run makeindex
> Of course not!
> Much embarrassed but very grateful regards
> --schremmer


Now here's a problem that can be easily fixed and put out of mind by using the pdflatexmk (or latexmk engine) which will automate that whole process! (Gonna push you into the 21st century yet! :-)). Move the inactive .engine files from ~/Library/TeXShop/Engines/Inactive/Latexmk/ up two folders, to ~/Library/TeXShop/Engines/, and restart TeXShop. The pdflatexmk and latexmk engine files (as well as others you moved) should then appear in the engine popup menu on the source toolbar.

Then put the line

% !TEX TS-program = pdflatexmk

(for pdflatexmk, similar line for latexmk) at the top of your root file(s). From then on just use Typeset->Typeset (Cmt-T) and all the runs of (pdf)latex, bibtex, makeindex, etc., will be run for you.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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