[texhax] indexing

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Sat May 5 16:47:48 CEST 2012

On 2012-05-04 at 21:39:07 +0000, abqotts at comcast.net wrote:

 > Hi 
 > I am trying to create an index for an article. I have read Leslie
 > Lamport's MakeIndex article and have the following questions:
 > 1) the article says "Next, run the MakeIndex program by typing the
 > following Unix command: makeindex myfile . idx . 

No.  It sais 

  makeindex myfile.idx

 > How do I perform this task under a Windows operating system?

Same as under Unix.

 > 2) When I include the \ printindex command in my . tex file I get
 > an error message saying "unrecognized command". What command do I
 > include to print the index in the document?

Please simply do what the documentation says and do not put arbitrary
space characters into file names and LaTeX commands. 

Furthermore, I recommend to configure the Windows Exploder to display
filename extensions too.  Then you see complete file names, not only
parts of them, in directory listings.


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