[texhax] makeindex

Zbigniew Nitecki zbigniew.nitecki at tufts.edu
Mon May 28 19:42:07 CEST 2007

In my case, I discovered that the rejected entries all had too many  
levels of subentry.

Zbigniew Nitecki
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On May 28, 2007, at 12:30, Pierre MacKay wrote:

> 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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