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

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How to write index on the bottom of a word?

I want to write index on the bottom of a word Word(min a element b) I want to put "min a element b" exactly on the bottom of "Word", I don't know how suppose I do, I'd try Word$_{min a element ...
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Index - reference to subsections

When indexing I don't want the pagenumber to be the reference, but rather the section / subsection of the entry. How can I achieve this?
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Trying to create an index using imakidx but idx file is empty

I am using the package BL-OSCOLA which is a legal citation package. I want to create an index which is a table of cases (so it doesn't need to index what page these appear on, I just need to be able ...
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Writing a book with LaTeX, general questions [closed]

Apologies if this question exceeds the scope of this forum, but I'm trying to decide whether to use LaTeX for a book. I have some experience with TeXworks and MikTeX writing academic papers and I'm ...
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How to do a simple index?

I use \usepackage{makeidx} in the document header. I use COVER, in this page is the `cover\index{ccover}, and the ship\index{sship} is inside that image and finally \printindex before ...
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Add index item by makro

I am struggling with creating a macro that would enable me to create index items by macro. From a former post (LaTeX: is it possible to create a macro to add words to index (using TexMaker)?) I have ...
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Trouble with special characters in index titles

I am a French student writing with LaTeX. I have a use for multiple index with different names for which I use splitidx. I wanted my indices to appear in the TOC, so I used tocbibind. Everything ...
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Hyperlinks in Index pages

I have created a page on Index, where page numbers corresponding to index terms are shown. Now, I want to insert hyperlinks to the pages (so that navigation to those pages is easier). Here's my MWE ...
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Index of Notation for Thesis using AMS template

I would like to add a List of Notation at the end of my thesis - just before the Index - similar to this book: ...
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Automatically squashing subentries in indexes

I have a long LaTeX file use to generate several variants of a document, including or excluding a different collection of sections. The document has an index of people generated with \index{Doe!John} ...
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How to reference the Index?

How can I reference the index created by the package makeidx? Minimal working example: \documentclass{scrbook} \usepackage{hyperref} % creates links on refs \usepackage{makeidx} \makeindex ...
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Make page numbers distinct in index produced by bibleref package

I'm using the the bibleref package, along with the attrib, verse, and multind packages, to cite verses from the bible and produce an index at the end of the document with the verse list and ...
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How to make index entries refer to section numbers and/or figure/table numbers, and replace comma with leaders?

I'm new here, and I am not good at English. So I hope I do not offend you. :) One could use the package makeidx together with the program makeindex to generate index table in his/her LaTeX document, ...
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How to redefine a final generated indexitem in imakeidx/splitindex

I want to define \index[table]{#1} to hold several arguments: \index[table]{{#1}{#2}} and build a table row with it, using the splitindex. How can I do this?
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seealso package don't run with my index command

I built (with your help in this conversation) a command to have an index with historical dates & events, index in time order like a timeline. In this artisanal command, I have firstly only dates ...
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Embedding an index or glossary inside a longtable, with automation of hyperlinks and delimiters in arguments

I'm looking to produce a table like this one: ... by the use of makeindex, and I'd like to explore the feasibility of achieving this. The idea is as follows: In the main document when using ...
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makeidx, xstring, forloop and utf8 conflict

I'm using Danish characters in strings that I split with \StrCut from the ×string package and use within a \forLoop from the forloop package. The result is not good. Consider this small example: ...
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Define aliases for indices

We defined the following command to generate an index for a publication \newcommand{\markindex}[1]{\index{#1}#1} In a text, it is however possible that one uses synonyms interleaved (e.g.), ...
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How to change imakeidx section title without breaking the .ind file creation?

I'm using a macro that messed around with the \section command, breaking \printindex in the process when using imakeidx. I'm pretty sure the problem lies about lines 252-253 in imakeidx.sty: ...
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How to escape | character in \index?

While | is the encap character for makeindex, then if I want to use | in \index, e.g. \index{$|F|$}, how to escape it? When I escape it with double quote, i.e. \index{$"|F"|$}, and use hyperref, the ...
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Duplicate typeset index entries

I want to have an index entry typeset as $a_\text{T}$, so I issue the command \index{at@$a_\text{T}$}. Each use of this index command creates a separate line in the index. How can I get \makeindex to ...
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Several makeindex in TeXnicCenter

I have a problem relating to using \makeindex in TeXnicCenter. I use different indexes (such as \makeindex{name} and \makeindex{place}), but TeXnicCenter gives a warning asking for nameoftexfile.idx. ...
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Removing nested LaTeX `\index`es

How would I, such as with regex and sed, remove all \index tags that occur inside any \index tags? For example, a nested mess like this: \index{Test\index{test\index{test}}ing One\index{one} ...
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\datetime don't work in \index

I'm building a complex index of dates & I'm using a lot of home commands. All is ok except using \datetime commands with argument for exemple ...
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How to make dictionary finderlist with glossaries or index packages?

I am making a bilingual Pohnpeian-English dictionary using XeLaTeX and I am trying to find a way to generate an English finderlist. So far I have the Pohnpeian to English section coded like this ...
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Index both authors and subjects with authorindex and makeindex

I am trying to make two separate indexes for my PhD dissertation, the author index and the subject index. Creating the author index is quit easy, I just use the \usepackage{makeidx} and \printindex ...
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Indexing all initial and non-initial words

Please save your time and energy on this question, a possible solution is provided. I've found a book with two interesting indices. It lists Tamil proverbs and the book indexes all the initial ...
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Line breaks in urlindex

In this discussion here, Heiko gave me a great answer, but now i have a line breaks problem. If I write ...
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putting two indices and exponents side to side

I did not find the answer to my following question on the web. I apologize in advance if this question has already been answered somewhere. I would like to write a matrix with the two subscripts and ...
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Splitting a CSV list from a xkeyval key argument into parts

Is it possible to store the key value argument (a cvs list) to a macro (via \def) and split/further process the content of that macro with \forcsvlist command from etoolbox package? I want to ...
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Place “see also” after page numbers in index

I'm creating an index using makeidx. When I have a "see also" cross-reference in an entry, I want it to appear after the listing of page numbers. But instead it appears before the listing. Here's ...
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Guidelines for creating an index

This is not necessarily a LaTeX-only question, and it is a bit open-ended, but given that this community is clearly very detail-oriented, and it is a general-interest question, I think that this is a ...
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How to find only headwords (entries of a foreign language dictionary) using text search in PDF Reader?

I'm working on a two language dictionary (german-french) with some thousand entries (headwords). Each entry has the following structure: \hypertarget{headword}{} \index{headword} ...
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Correct hyperlink to the index

I am writing a document using the book class, and the hyperlink to the index sends the pdf viewer a bit too far, i.e. when I click the top of the screen is at the start of the index instead of ...
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What are some vim macros to assist indexing a book?

I am about to re-read my 400-page book and mark certain words for indexing. I'm looking for a set of VIM macros that would help me quickly go through the text marking words and group of words to be ...
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How can we swap columns in two-column regime preserving hyperlinks?

Please save your time and energy on this question, some solutions exist. I have been helping with Arabic-English (right-to-left typesetting) and English-Arabic (left-to-right typesetting) indices ...
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Indexing by text instead of numbers in bibiliography in texlipse

How to get bibiliography indexed, not by numbers, by some given letters?. I want to refer to the book by a pneumonic, so that in the output file I would get, for example [AB], instead of some number, ...
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Table of content with long entry across two pages

In my thesis, I have a section with a very long name, which must appear in its entirety in the table of content. The title consists of three lines and, unfortunately, it is split in two different ...
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Custom verbatim commands writing into index

I have created a custom fancyvrb command via \CustomVerbatimCommand{\afun}{Verb}{} to use for writing programming language functions, say \afun|object.method.blah|, etc. I would like to automatically ...
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Multiple index keywords in a row

Is there a way to declare multiple \index{}keywords with a single command, instead of declaring them separately? More precisely, instead of doing \index{keyword1}, \index{keyword2}, ...
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How to automatically generate a list of linguistic examples with package linguex?

I am using the linguex package to present linguistic examples. However, I would like to make an appendix at the end which contains all the examples I've used and the page information. I am asking ...
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MakeIndex Style and pdfLaTeX Format Not Found

When I try to compile my document I get the following errors: Index style file PhD_Research_Proposal.ist not found pdflatex.exe: The memory dump file could not be found texify: pdflatex.exe failed ...
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Xindy and german babel shorthands “-, ”= etc

I'm using XeLaTeX, imakeidx and xindy, and I'd like to use shorthand like "- and "= in the index entries (soft and hard hyphen allowing hyphenation within component words, from [ngerman]babel). I ...
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Give \printglossaries a section number and customize the name?

When I print my glossary using \printglossaries it prints the glossary on a chapter level (at least it gives it the style of a chapter heading + it appears in the index on a chapter level). However, ...
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Multiply define a label on purpose

I'm working on a document that needs to have a cross-reference section at the start of the style: Evidence 1 found in Paragraph 1.1, 1.2, 1.3 Evidence 2 found in Paragraph 1.2, 2.3, 3.4 ...
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Use \index before or after punctuation?

It seems to me that you get different kerning if you use say\index{say}. than if you use say.\index{say} The following silly example is where I can see it: \documentclass[12pt]{memoir} ...
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Index heading style is different

I have document like this (MWE): \documentclass[10pt,twoside,final]{book} \usepackage{xltxtra} \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage{fancyhdr} \usepackage{titlesec} ...
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How can I create a beautiful symbol table?

One part of my "Geometrie und Topologie" book is a symbol table that allows students to quickly find the right words when they don't understand a symbol. This makes searching via the index / Wikipedia ...
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Index references off by two pages

Never seen this before but I have a 400 page latex manuscript where the index references are 2 pages off. Eg they should reference page n, but the index gives n-2. I noticed that if I comment out the ...
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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, ...