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

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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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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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Nicely showing 'special' index entries in the margin

I want to show index entries in the margins. Here's what I'm doing: \documentclass[a4paper, 12pt, twoside]{report} \usepackage{kantlipsum} \usepackage{marginnote} \let\oldmarginnote\marginnote ...
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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 create an index entry for “|| operator”?

Following the \index quoting rules (prepend a reserved character with a double-quote), I do \index{"|"| operator} but the entry never shows up in the index. Doing these (similar) things does work ...
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Indexing does not work with index package

I am trying to do indexing with the following code: \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage{index} \makeindex \newindex{aut}{adx}{and}{Name Index} \begin{document} Hellow \index[aut]{FiRST} ...
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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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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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How to add \printindex to tableofcontents

I want to add the \indexname to the table of contents and to the bookmarks. Now, I know one way to do this job: add the follow code before \printindex: \phantomsection \cleardoublepage ...
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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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error at \ifnum\luatexversion<68

The following code (minimal example taken from here) \documentclass{article} % Both of these are require to duplicate the problem \usepackage{pgfplots} \usepackage[splitindex]{imakeidx} ...
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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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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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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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Can I make the index link to the correct part of the page?

I have managed to create an index where the page number links to the correct page. But I would like it to link to the correct part of the page, not to the top of the page. Is this possible? Here is ...
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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 add explanatory text to an index page?

Note: Answers about any of the index-generating packages would be beneficial, such as splitidx or the default makeidx. I've seen some books with explanatory text on their index page after the Index ...
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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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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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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 colon between index item and first page number?

Using the memoir class to typeset a book I have to change the delimiter between index items and the first page number. The default looks like this: Kant, Immanuel, 12, 13, 14, 15 Hegel, Georg ...
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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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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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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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What is the proper use of several \seealso in the same index entry with makeindex?

If one uses \index{invariant!\relax|seealso{Lorentz invariance}}% \index{invariant!\relax|seealso{speed of light}}% in a .tex file, the makeindex program produces a warning in the .ilg file, when ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to mark up different entry types (index/glossary/acronym/notation) at the same time in datagidx package?

I came across datagidx package, which is part of the datatool bundle, the killing feature of this package is that you can use it independently, not relying on external indexing applications, e.g., ...
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Index ordering when using math symbols

I'm making an index where certain entries start with the math symbols $k$, $\mathcal{C}$, $\ast$-a.... In the first two cases, I want them to appear in the index as if they start with k and c ...
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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, ...