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

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Indexing, subentries, and see also

I'm creating an index using makeindex and I can't get the output to look the way I want. Basically, I would like to create an entry formatted as follows: entry1 ~~~subentry1, 2 ...
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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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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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Minimal distance in dotfill

I'm generating an index with dotfills, such that my ind looks like this (extract): \item\raggedright l\IeC {\`e}pre\dotfill \transform{21} \item\raggedright libre arbitre\dotfill \transform{1} ...
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Consistent formatting of short index page ranges

MakeIndex allows for special formatting of ranges of two, three, or more than three consecutive pages within index entries. One may (with the help of .ist style files) change the range delimiter (by ...
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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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Applying \lowercase to index entries

I would like to sort the index entries independent of case. Initially I was getting (code provided in MWE) the image on the left. So, that seemed like an easy fix: just apply \lowercase (uncomment ...
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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 create two separate indices: Subject index and Index of Authors

I am working on my thesis and I have to include in the text the Subject Index and Index of Authors. I'm using BibTeX (package natbib) and package makeidx for marking the terms for Subject index (I'm ...
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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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Makeindex without sorting

Can I use makeindex but without sorting? This question looks peculiar but I would like to use index while the index entries (for example \index{Peace} in the document) are already sorted correctly ...
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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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Index with a combination of one and two columns

I am using the following to create my index file. heading_prefix "{\n\\bfseries\\color{black} " % insert in front of letter heading_suffix "\\hfil}\\nopagebreak\n" % append after letter ...
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Listing occurrences of a name through the document in one table

I have a document (article) presenting a list and description of several tasks. Each task is written in either a section or subsection, beside the title and description it includes the name of the ...
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How to change the \see command when indexing with multind?

I'm trying to change the output of \see in the index. The default outcome is: John Doe see Doe, John. I'd like to add a new command or change this one to my native language. I tried to declare a ...
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biblatex: filter out publications from a specific author without biber with many authors

this is follow-up to a recent question: On my system with TexLive 2012 (biblatex 1.7-1), I am trying to separate the publications of a specific author from all other references (e.g. in case you want ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Songs Package Index Generation

First of all I have to say I’m Spanish, so I’m sorry for any mistakes in my English. Also, I’m very new at LaTeX. I'm using the songs package to create a songs book. I've been able to typeset songs ...
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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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“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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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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How to create index entry for \n?

I can't get LaTeX to generate index entry for newline \n. I tried \index{"\\n"} and \index{"\n"} and \index{\n} and \index{\\n}. None of these seem to work. I am getting errors like: ! LaTeX Error: ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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. ...