[OS X TeX] Creates idx, wants ind

Alain Schremmer schremmer.alain at gmail.com
Wed Oct 20 08:27:02 CEST 2010

On Oct 19, 2010, at 8:32 AM, Herbert Schulz wrote:

> 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
> Howdy,
> 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.

Well, the reason I never installed latexmk is that I think about  
generating the index only when I am reaching the end of the writing  
because I am also using showidx. In other words, this is perhaps the  
third or fourth time ever that I have been even thinking about  
generating the index.

In fact, the only reason I was thinking of index at the beginning of  
Vol 3 of the magnum was that the thread on "Chapter bibliographies"  
had reminded me that I had long wanted to have Chapter indexes. (I  
got chapter tocs a while ago, using titletoc.)

By the way, after the precious mishap, sure enough, I got nowhere  
fast: Companion 2ed says on page 681, re the index package by David  
Jones, "Note, however, that this makes the creation of a chapter  
index more difficult." But that is the only mention in the whole  
book. In return to "Latex chapter index", Google gave me only  
somebody's same question on old.nabble, unanswered.

Still embarrassed regards

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