[texhax] makeindex

Pierre MacKay pierre.mackay at comcast.net
Mon May 28 18:30:01 CEST 2007

Philip G. Ratcliffe wrote:

>>When I get an error message (after running makeindex on 
>>TeXshop) which reads
>>Scanning input file Calculus.idx....done (957 entries 
>>accepted, 2 rejected).
>>is there any reasonable way to discover which entries were 
>>rejected---eg, are there two lists one can compare, like the 
>>.idx file and something else--(as opposed to going through 
>>the source code and checking which index entries actually printed)?
>I'm not really sure about this, but I suspect that rejection refers to
>situations where an item has duplicate entries on the same output page and
>therefore the extras are "rejected".
>Cheers,  Phil
I suspect the error must be something else.  In my recent uses of 
makeindex, it had no difficulty simplifying multiple references on one 
page to a single reference.  None of these instances generated the 
rejection message.  My experience is that "rejected" refers to a 
malformed entry.

Pierre MacKay

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