[texhax] Trouble Indexing

Barbara Beeton bnb at ams.org
Fri Jan 22 17:34:56 CET 2010

the ams document classes (amsbook, amsart
and amsproc) already incorporate all the
necessary facilities for indexing, so you
should not

this is documented, though perhaps not as
clearly as it should be.  i have made a
note that the documentation needs to be
improved the next time we update.

there is one inconsistency that you should
be aware of ... the command \see was
unfortunately defined to produce "see also";
because these document classes had been
used extensively before that was reported,
a new command, \seeonly , was defined to
produce the simple "see".
 						-- bb

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Thu, 21 Jan 2010 15:00:46 -0300
From: Ronaldo Freire de Lima <ronaldo at ccet.ufrn.br>
To: support at tug.org
Subject: [texhax] Trouble Indexing

Hi !!

I would appreciate very much if you could help me with the following problem I've be facing:

I'm writing a book (documentstyle amsbook) and I'm using the makeidx package for indexing. However, when I try to compile the file I get the following message:

  ("C:\Program Files\miKTeX 2.71\tex\latex\base\makeidx.sty"

! LaTeX Error: Command \see already defined.

  Or name \end... illegal, see p.192 of the manual.

  See the LaTeX manual or LaTeX Companion for explanation.

  Type H <return> for immediate help.

  l.41 \newcommand*\see[2]{\emph{\seename} #1}


  How could I solve it?

  Thanks in advance
  Ronaldo Lima

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