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

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Counting index entries

Is there a way to count the number of entries in an .idx file? Currently I'm using the following to accomplish the job but I'm wondering if there is an all TeX/LaTeX way to accomplish the same thing. ...
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Reordering the index

When I index a molecular formula, I use the syntax \index{C8H12O4} and \index{C10H16O5}. The resulting output will have C10 before the C8 compound. What I understand is: in the second entry, C is ...
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Index at the beginning of a document

Is it possible to insert an index at the beginning of a document, like so?: \documentclass[11pt]{article} \usepackage{imakeidx} %\indexsetup{othercode=\small} ...
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How to add an entry to theindex at item level without page number?

In my index, I would like to group certain items under a group entry name. Sinmce I already use the three levels available (item, subitem, subsubitem), I tried to create an entry without page number. ...
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How to avoid the need to declare already declared items in \index?

Code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{index} \usepackage{lipsum} \makeindex \begin{document} \section{\index*{Hello World}} Hello World Some text about \index*{foo}. \lipsum[1-15] Hello ...
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Problem with \index in align enviroment

Please compile the following MWE. As you will then see, the typesetting of $\mu^{\otimes\downarrow n}$ in the index is strange! \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{imakeidx} ...
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imakeidx: Is it safe to direct \index to an undefined index?

I am (still!) writing a biblatex style for legal citations. I am about to tackle indexing, and I want to make sure I have a viable plan. It's a pretty critical part of the project. Here's the issue. ...
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footnote \index

Dear all I think I have a problem with the collation of makeidx. following some suggestions found here I have got in the text something like this \index[p]{Plutarco!demalignitate@\textit{De ...
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texindy equivalence to makeindex settings

I'm currently using makeindex to generate an index and was advised by @egreg to use xindy instead to properly manage accents in French. However, I can't find how to reproduce my current settings: ...
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Index for part of document

I have a document with hundreds of \index entries. I'm trying to generate the index for some part of the document. The best I could come up with is to disable the \index command temporarily. I did it ...
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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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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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Sorting Vietnamese utf8 index with make-rules in xindy package

I am using the xindy package to compile the index containing Vietnamese. It works fine except the order within words. The "standard" order is accepted as the following, which is different from the ...
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Custom numbers for index

I need to make an index above formatted text of a law. However I dont need to reffer to page number but to the number of section (which is not allways sequential, because there could be holes and it ...
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Using index information to generate cross references

The idea is to use the index information to automatically generate cross references. If an index entry refers to more than 1 page (e.g., "Smith, John 5, 9"), then the index entry along with the other ...
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Index problem when using l3doc for LaTeX document writing

I use l3doc to write document for my package. In the document I need describe macros, environments and options of the package. I started using the environment function only. After the tip came from ...
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Is it possible to change .ist (index style) file parameters mid-document?

Apart from the general document layout, the layout and formatting of indexes depend on two things: The parameters of .ist (index style) files that are used by makeindex when transforming raw index ...
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Automatic prefix in index for words with accented characters

When generating an index with French words, I need to add a prefix to accentuated words so they they get listed in alphabetical order: \index{saintete@sainteté} \index{ame@âme} Is there a way to ...
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Generate only the index, no main body text

I would like to discard the entire document and have only the index remaining. Note: This is a follow up to an earlier question of mine Remove page number from index entries. This document is an ...
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Change index font size with imakeidx

I know I can change the index font size combining the imakeidx package with the idxlayout package like this: \usepackage{imakeidx} \usepackage[font=footnotesize]{idxlayout} However I was wondering ...
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How to locate rejected index enteries

Some of my index entries are being rejected for some reason. How do I determine which index entries were rejected? For instance if I uncomment the \def at the top of the MWE below I see the message ...
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“See also” in index entries

LaTeX's indexing packages makeindex and xindy provide good support for the basic features of an index: runs of pages, nested index sub-entries, and cross-references of the form: Yurmurm-Peffifoss, ...
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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 not the issue. I have added logic to insert additional links ...
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How to change the name of Index section

I use the makeidx in the extreport and the command \printindex to print the index out. The Index name (index in English) was translated to Vietnamese automatically into "Chỉ mục". I want to change ...
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What precautions must I take when using custom index commands with memoir?

I'm trying to write my own indexing front-end commands to do things such as highlighting the primary reference, but something seems to be wrong with the sorting. Here's my MWE: ...
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Can I put pdf bookmarks of the alphabetic “sections” of the index?

Is there any way to (automagically) create pdf bookmarks for each "section" of the index? A "section" in the index is for each letter of the alphabet. Make sense? Is there a way to do this? Minimal ...
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How to “clean” what is sent to the table of contents? (Remove index etc.)

I want to use markup commands such as \pkg{classicthesis} that not only typeset the entry, but that have side-effects such as adding a margin note or index entry. (See the example below.) My problem ...
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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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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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Setting the same distance from the top of the page for chapter and index titles

I noticed that the distance from the top of the page to the chapter title differs from the table of contents and list of <> ones. I can see why, as these elements have specific purposes and ...
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Automatically assigning abbreviations to an index in ConTeXt

I'm using ConTeXt to provide layout for my thesis across many files comprising the project. I would like to automatically generate an index based on keywords and abbreviations with minimal hinting by ...
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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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creating two indices, one being the default index and the other a user defined index

the following script produces the default index on page 2 with an entry "names 1", on page 3 the single line "namestitle=Names" and on page 3 a repeat of the index on page 2. The names.ind file is not ...
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Put from external file?

I need to write a command that read a line from a text file and expand to the content of this line, the next command read the next line and so on. ... \command{arg} ... \command{arg} ... ...
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makeindex: Illegal Roman number

I'm currently writing some appendices and I'm wondering why some keywords don't show up in the index. The page-number is redefined for every section of the Appendix (A..., B..., C..., etc.). I've ...
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How can I prevent a column break before the first sub-entry in the index?

I am writing my indices with imakeidx and I want to use sub-entries as well. As you can see on my image, I am getting a column break which I think is making it more difficult to understand. Can I ...
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Graphical index based on figures? (Beamer)

At the end of my Beamer presentation, I would like a slide that contains thumbnails of all the images presented in my slide. These images would be linked to the slide which they appeared on. ...
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Differences between .ist and .mst files in the index personalization

Are there some differences between .ist and .mst files in the index personalization? For example if I put an .ist file in the project folder and if I execute MakeIndex with this option: makeindex -s ...
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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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\index after mathmode

I want to create a range index for some part of my document. But when I do the following: \documentclass{article} \makeindex \begin{document} \index{test|(} Some Text \[ 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, ...
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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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How can I add every glossary entry to the index?

I know, there are similar questions around, but I couldn't find a solution to what I want. E.g. here, all acronyms in the document are set to the index. I think, indexing should be done manually so ...
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How to align index columns

I followed the example posted by @Schweinebacke Customizing Index - Adding chapter heading and verse number to index entries and it works great. However I would like to change the appeareance of ...
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Indexing showing “enumerate” counter instead of page

The default index created by makeidx shows the list of the indexed entries and the pages of the corresponding occurrences. I need to index many words that appear many times in just a few pages ...
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Makeindex: Bibleref–Ledmac-Incompatibility?

If I compile the following tex-document makeindex produces wrong index entries (always the last line of the page is referenced). What's the reason for it and is there a way to solve this? ...
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listings and keywords in the index

The listings package allows to index the appearance of keywords in a listing, for example similar to the following MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{imakeidx} ...
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Is there a limit to the number of entries makeindex or xindy can process?

I've been using the etex and glossaries packages, together with pdflatex, to build a document containing four main glossaries, each customised in a different way. So far the total number of ...
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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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Properly sort index containing utf8 characters?

If my input file is utf8 encoded, how to I create an index where the entries are properly sorted? Minimal example \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{makeidx} \makeindex ...
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Preventing page break in register between reference and page number (ConTeXt)

Problem: The page number of an reference in the register is set to th next page - pake breaking between the reference and the page number. I do not know how to produce a smaller Example: ...