[OS X TeX] bbl and idx

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Fri Jun 4 03:21:27 CEST 2021

> On Jun 3, 2021, at 5:04 PM, Nitecki, Zbigniew H. <Zbigniew.Nitecki at tufts.edu> wrote:
> I have been working on a book project in TeXShop using the documentstyle memoire; things have been more-or-less ok until today.
> The document is (was) around 320 pages long;  on my latest compile, all of a sudden I couldn’t get through the compilation with an “r” command to the console.
> I trashed aux files, went back and tried to compile with Makeindex and with Bibtex; MakeIndex returns an error message
>> Input index file Coeur.idx not found.
>> Usage: makeindex [-ilqrcgLT] [-s sty] [-o ind] [-t log] [-p num] [idx0 idx1 ...]
> (my root file is called Coeur.tex) 
> and Bibtex returns an empty console. 
> Maybe the empty console is not a problem—I am not putting in any new bib entries, and my output still has a bibliography (though I can’t tell if it reflects all the entries
> I put in)—though, having trashed the aux files, I expected a message saying that a certain number of entries had been accepted. 
> Looking at individual error messages, I thought some of the problems may have been with a few references in both bibliography and text to Czech names and titles, in particular the accents.  I went back and put them all in the format (eg, Hyk{\v{s}}ov{\’{a}}).
> But I have no idea what the problem with makeindex is.  Where should I be looking?
> Zbigniew Nitecki


Can you make a minimal example file that shows the problem? How are you typesetting the document? Are you running each step independently or via a latexmk engine? Any details would be appreciated.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
herbs at wideopenwest.com

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