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Wish to have some multi-page Index numbering (e.g.: \index{Text|(} \index{Text|)}) appear BOLD. I tried adding \index{Text|textbf} but got no BOLD.

What's the trick?

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Welcome Rotring! A tip: to mark code within text, you could use backticks. If you indent lines by 4 spaces, then they are displayed as a code sample. You can also highlight the code and click the "code" button (with "101010" on it). – Stefan Kottwitz Feb 22 '11 at 19:38
Thanks for the comment, but I don't understand how that relates to the question of combining the two different Index requests: One for BOLD, the other for Multi-pages. There must be a way of combining these two? Thanks again, I'm new to this. – user3759 Feb 22 '11 at 19:50
@Rotring: Stefan was explaining how to format questions/answers on this site. – Caramdir Feb 22 '11 at 19:59
Sorry I'm ill-equipped to be posting here... just thought this would be a real simple process of merely adding a mark or two... Tried simply combining them together, but the numbers were not bold, as they are when I use |textbf for a single page... The content of my message reads as I intended on this end---is it not when you view it? – user3759 Feb 22 '11 at 20:21
Herbert: Everything is fine with the Index and I can use both bold single page entries and regular multi-page entries. My question is that I just don't know how to combine the "command," or whatever it's called, to get bold multi-page entries (combining \index{Text|(} with |textbf somehow). Have scoured the internet & cant find it. Must be incredibly simple, though. – user3759 Feb 22 '11 at 21:02

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\usepackage{makeidx} \makeindex

\newpage foo
\newpage foo
\newpage foo
\newpage foo


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Yes! That did it, thank-you, Herbert! One other question: All my regular Index page entries are underlined as hyper-reference, but not those in bold. It doesn't matter for what I'm doing, but just curious how that works. Thanks again for your help! – user3759 Feb 22 '11 at 21:53
Example ... I have not problem with the above code and hyperref – Herbert Feb 22 '11 at 21:56
I'll study what you provided some more & see what I'm doing differently. As I say, hyperref doesn't matter for my project, I'm just curious. I have been using LaTeX for several years now with no need of assistance until this. I find it to be incredibly user-friendly even though I know nothing about it and am not from a quantitative, or programing background. This is the only issue that has required me to know anything about the language, structure, or even something as simple as knowing how to properly post a question. Thanks again to you & the others for your patience, I really appreciate it. – user3759 Feb 22 '11 at 22:20
I thought this was working, but two things-the way you have it here creates a redundant entry for the indexed word each time it's used, creating a new list, so I removed the Text@ part and it compiled & looked fine. Then after happily indexing away, I could not compile & discovered that the delimiters {} were not consistent with the parentheses marks (). Now I can't get any of it to work at all! – user3759 Feb 24 '11 at 17:49
P.S.: I performed a Delimiter check of the entire document and only these commands (attempting bold with page range) show problems ( } incompatibility. Must be an easy way to write it so that it goes through without clogging up the compiler? – user3759 Feb 24 '11 at 19:18

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