{indexing} is about creating an index or similar lists for your document, usually by means of executing makeindex.

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Best LaTeX Templates for books and lecture notes

I have written and submitted a lectures series in mathematics in arXiv, arXiv:1211.3404. Its format is book, but I have some difficulties with it. For example for page numbering, indexing, etc. I am ...
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Visualize index entries in the text?

When I ad an index entry using \index with all the options available for the "format" and "see", and cross-reference, I'd like to see at the place where I make the index entry how this specific entry ...
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Which tool to use: an index or a glossary?

I have this situation: My book needs an alphabetical index, used for finding on which page an item appeared. My book needs a glossary, used for looking up the definition of the item. Every indexed ...
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How can I convince hyperref and xindy to play together nicely?

I'm using xindy to generate indexes for a manual that gets translated into multiple languages. Unfortunately, hyperref and xindy don't like to play nicely together. I found some older mailing list ...
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Footnote numbers in index (e.g., 23n3)

I'm currently weighing indexing options for a book-length project. One of the more surprising hurdles is that there doesn't seem to be a way to create an index (in my case, several indices) that ...
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Makeindex in TeXnicCenter

I need to create an index in my document, so I put the following lines in my preambel \usepackage{makeidx} \usepackage{showidx} \makeindex So, when compiling with TeXnicCenter, I noticed the ...
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How to move from makeindex to xindy?

Is there an easy, lightweight way to manage multiple glossaries and indices using xindy rather than makeindex? Everything works currently using makeindex, but it's not as nice as it could be. I'm fine ...
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Indexing through texindy in imakeidx with custom .xdy style fails to produce desired order in index

I am trying to produce an index using texindy through the imakeidx make that follows the Sanskrit alphabetical order. I am working in XeLaTeX. I created a custom .xdy style file to be called as an ...
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Provide boolean from two arguments case insensitives

In most publications scientific names are abbreviated except the first time. Moreover, the names must be in italics and only the first letter of the generic name should be upper-case. The biocon ...
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Index that picks up on example numbers, not page numbers

I am producing some glossed linguistic texts in a Native American language. The sentences are labeled as, e.g., (2.3)—meaning “text 2, sentence 3”—and I’d like the index to pick up on these numbers, ...
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Is there any indexing package for Finnish and Estonian?

The problem with these languages is that they make words longer by putting things at the end of the words. I have been reading this but not sure its support for the given languages. How can you make ...
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How to make indexed words clickable in the text?

I want to make the indexed words into hyperlinks to the entries in the "Index" (something similar to the glossaries package). I'm using xindy on TL2012 and here is my code: \documentclass{article} ...
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Why do we need add on programs like Biber and MakeIndex?

The creation of biblatex has made bst files obsolete allowing the formatting to be done by LaTeX and not an add on program like BibTeX, but it didn't completely eliminate the need for an add on ...
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Tex capacity exceeded (string characters) (well it's about to be exceeded)

As per my earlier question TeX capacity exceeded (save size), I am generating a fairly large index of .txt, .tex, and .pdf files. This process has worked for a long time, and the size of the index is ...
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xindy for ancient Egyptian transliteration

I am preliminarily trying to work with creating a couple of indexes with xindy in a XeLaTeX file. One index will be the normal index about names, and I may disturb the list later on. A second list is ...
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Italic index entries have no link in PDF

I have a problem when adding index entries. When I use just the vanilla \index{...}, the generated PDF contains links on the page numbers in the index. But when using \index{...|textit} to mark index ...
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Styling very long index entries to look more aesthetic

I wrote the following style for makeindex: headings_flag 1 heading_prefix "{\\bfseries " heading_suffix "}\\nopagebreak\n" delim_0 " \\dotfill " delim_1 " \\dotfill " delim_2 " \\dotfill " which ...
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Creating an index with sub-sub-subentries

For my PhD thesis I need to make a list of works quoted. I thought that using the LaTeX index would be a good idea. But unfortunately I cannot have more than 3 levels in the index. BTW I am using the ...
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How to produce a combined index from multiple documents?

I'm creating a set of documents which are contained in different LaTeX source files and are going to be compiled into different PDF files. Each one can have its own index, generated using the usual ...
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tcolorbox: framing example problems that index in order and allow for a title as an argument

I would like to take this tcolorbox created by Gonzalo Medina here Typesetting a definition but have each usage of the box index starting from 1, 2, ... which allows a title input. Currently my set ...
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Customizing Index - Adding chapter heading and verse number to index entries

I would like to provide the chapter title and the verse number for each entry in the index. This is unusual but the book I am working on requires such formatting. In the output I want the chapter ...
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Combining bold and multi-page index numbering

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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wrong hyperref for Index in tableofcontents since TeXlive 2010

Since update of TeXLive, both on macOS and Ubuntu (from 12.04 to 13.04), index is not referenced correctly in the table of content. Instead, the hyperlink to Index point to the bibliography. A lot ...
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automated indexing against keyword file

I use the package pdfpages to include scanned and ocr'd pdf's in my LaTeX document, and I need to index them (over 200 pages). I have a plain .txt file with all keywords that I'd like to find my ocr'd ...
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Why does \let\oldindex not work in this code?

This is a follow-up question to: How to make indexed words clickable in the text? I'm having two problems with the code given by @Stephen. If I use the following code to redefine the \index ...
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Is it possible to automatically add an index entry each time an acronym/glossaries command is used in the document? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Automatically index acronyms I am using glossaries package for acronyms (\usepackage[acronym]{glossaries}). I have a separate .tex file for a list of ...
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Error compiling CJK with \tableofcontents and \makeindex

A basic document with Chinese text works fine: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{CJKutf8} \title{标题} \begin{document} \begin{CJK}{UTF8}{gkai} \maketitle (text) \end{CJK} ...
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The \alph counter representation has strange effects with the glossaries package

This is a follow-up question here How could glossaries' numberlabel use the manually defined number of Sections(or other Sectional Units)? A suspect BUG. The parameter \alph doesn't work fine ...
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Link to index in TOC points does not point to index, but to whatever is right before index

My LaTeX document contains an index which is also referenced in the table of contents via \addcontentsline. The page number displayed in the TOC is correct. The link, however, is not. (If I view the ...
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Bibtex and index of authors

Is there any way of automatically creating an author index based on citations via bibtex?
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Hindi numbers are displayed instead of Arabic numbers using polyglossia and breaking index

I have tried to display Arabic numbers instead of Hindi numbers in my document. Below is my MWE. \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage{fancyhdr} ...
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DB dump into LaTeX with Python and R?

I have quite a large index. I am planning to create a full-blown DB for it and later export the information to LaTeX. I am comfortable with R and Python so I would like to work with them but I feel ...
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Farsi alphabet order for glossary

I am using glossaries with makeidx in a Farsi document with xepersian. Currently it sorts the output using Arabic alphabet order and places words starting with گ, چ, پ and ژ at the end of list. How ...
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Create arbitrary sorting of index entries

How does one go about setting an arbitrary sorting order in an index? For example, I would like to create an index of citations to Roman and canon law, which should not be sorted alphabetically. ...
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xindy : how to add new letters and lettergroups to the alphabet?

How to define a style file that adds a couple of extra letters to the latin alphabet, and the corresponding lettergroups? I'm using the index package, and compiling the .idx files with texindy like ...
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Automatically indexing references by author and year

I'm writing a literature review, and would like to add indices for both authors and publication year (i.e., two separate indices). Now, I could manually enter the appropriate \index{} commands, but it ...
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Template compiling - biber, pdflatex, makeindex required to run in order

I'm using a template called Legrand Orange Book from http://www.latextemplates.com It compiles fine with TeXShop (part of the MacTeX distribution), but I'm not sure I'm doing it exactly right. I ...
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Outputting parameter of \index

When I indicate an index entry using \index I have to type the text of the indexed word twice, in context and as a parameter of \index: This is an index: Hello! \index{Hello} And .... And when I ...
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make index started with mathcal mode in the right order

I want to make index something like: $\mathcal{P}$-vector\index{$\mathcal{p}$-vector} but when indexed it comes before words started with 'A' instead of being after 'O' words.
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BibLaTeX: sorting alphabetically with non-latin characters (Ś)

Biblatex indexing works very well with latin names. But when an author has foreign name (Łukasiewicz) the Ł letter is changed to \IeC {\L} and makeindex is not able to sort it well. In Polish it ...
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Texindy sorting Icelandic

I use command texindy -L icelandic -M lang/icelandic/utf8 dict_main.idx to create a list of the names of the photographes, their authors and licenses. But the sorting is not correct (for example ...
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Acronyms sorted alphabetically in Index

I am using glossaries package with the acronym option \usepackage[acronym,toc,shortcuts]{glossaries}. When my Index is generated, the acronyms are not listed alphabetically but rather as a "Symbol" ...
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Bibliography and Index \label for cross-reference

I have each chapter of my book class in a different file all linked up in a master file. I also have bibliography in refs.bib file and also have an index. I'm trying to create a cross-reference to the ...
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Using permute with glossaries

There is a problem with using the package permute with glossaries. A minimal working example: (by the way a minimal working example to show how an "index of notation" can be created) ...
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How to fix symbol index entry?

All my entries in the symbol index involving $\|\cdot\|$ get rejected. For instance {\index{symbol}{normx@{$\|\cdot\|_X$}}}. How can I fix this?
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MakeIndex and \alph

Whilst reading the manual for MakeIndex I stumbled upon: MakeIndex assumes that all page numbers are either arabic or lower-case roman numerals; it assumes that pages numbered with roman ...
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Remove math from command parameter to get only the letters

I use a little command, which prints new defined terms in bold, adds a label and adds them to the index. \newcommand*{\defined}[1]{{\bf #1}\label{#1}\index{#1}} Now if I do \defined{$G$-invariant} ...
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How do I preserve hyperreferences in the index when converting text from LaTex to HTML

I have written a book with three indexes in LaTex. I can produce a perfect hyperreferenced pdf file using the dvipdf filename command, but I cannot convert Latex into HTML using htlatex or TEX4ht ...
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Makeindex warning

During \makeglossaries run I get warning: Process started: makeglossaries "settings" makeglossaries version 2.12 (2014-01-20) added glossary type 'main' (glg,gls,glo) makeindex -s ...
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Additional author information

Is it possible to add additional information like date of birth and death to an author index which is generated by MakeIndex? When possible, how can I do this?