[texhax] Long entries in index

Fehd, Ronald J. (CDC/OCOO/ITSO) rjf2 at cdc.gov
Thu Jun 9 16:29:57 CEST 2011

> Date: Thu, 9 Jun 2011 06:22:34 -0400
> From: Victor Ivrii <vivrii at gmail.com>
> To: texhax at tug.org
> Subject: [texhax] Long entries in index
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> Index is printed in two columns. If some entries are too long, they
> are not wrapped and either overlap with another column or go out
> of margins.
> Is there any way to make an automatic wrapping?
> Thanks!
> Victor

I recommend that you put long index entries in the ToC
and find a good reference on indexing, such as:


An index entry consists of approximately two words:
<verb>ing <object(s)>

wrapping text

deleting folders

indexing special characters

remember the purpose of an index: quick searching

Ron Fehd  an indexing maven

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