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

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Command to uppercase the first letter of each word in a sentence

I'm writing a textboox in latex, and I have things like \textit{some definition}\index{Some Definition} all over the place. I'd like to combine them into something like \define{some definition} ...
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How can I have two or more distinct indexes?

I often want to have more than one index in a longer LaTeX document. For instance, I might want a general concept index, an index of named persons, and an index of symbolism. How can I have two or ...
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How to make clickable links and cross-references in pdfs produced by LaTeX?

How can I make things link url references, my index, table of contents, and cross references clickable links in documents produced by LaTeX? I generally use pdflatex to produce my documents.
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How to use xindy with XeTeX/LuaTeX?

According to Xindy revisited: Multi-lingual index creation for the UTF-8 age (TUGboat), “if one has a raw index file that was produced by [XeTeX], one can use xindy; it will ‘just work’.” ...
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How do I include all authors of cited works in an index of persons?

I use the splitidx package to create a special index of named persons. \usepackage[makeindex,protected]{splitidx} \newindex[Index of people]{person} \setindexpreamble[person]{...} To index people ...
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Index is incorrectly listed in the table of contents

I have a large document with an index compiled through makeindex, and is included in my source .tex as follows: \cleardoublepage \phantomsection \addcontentsline{toc}{chapter}{Index} \printindex ...
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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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Symbol index sorted by occurrence

I would like to make an symbol index which is sorted by occurence of symbol. For example: Something like ... $\omega$\index{$\omega$} ... $A^P_k$\index{$A^P_k$} ... $\{\}$\index{$\{\}$} should ...
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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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Is there an automatic process to create index creation?

Certainly, there must be some way to somewhat create a list of words suggested to be included in an index.
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How to get the string with \

Apologized for my unclear description. I wish I could explain my problem more clearly. In document, I wish I can just write something as "how to use \cmd \mbox in xxx" or "what is \cmd minipage ...
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How to configure TexStudio editor to use glossaries package with makeglossaries and xindy or how to configure TexStudio to use arara?

Xindy is an efficient indexing tool, it is an external perl-based application that ships readily with TexLive distribution but not with MikTeX, for the latter one you need to install it manually, this ...
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How to sort alphabet index in Vietnamese correctly?

I want to use index in Vietnamese Alphabetically. The order must be a, b, c, d, đ, e, ê. But in following code. That order is wrong. The first is "Ê", not "A", the second is "Đ", not "B". How to ...
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Layouting the index-page

I'm using \printindex for my index and I wonder how to have bold page numbers ordering by first character of the indexed word and have dots in between the name and page number like A Apple ...
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package makeidx: print first letter for each group of keys

I've created index with makeidx package. It works. What really need is to print the first letter above every group of keys (i.e. referring to the image I want to print the red letter, that I have ...
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Create a register of persons with biblatex

How can I create a register of persons who are mentioned in my PDFLaTeX document? I want to write The screwdriver was turned by \person[Mr.]{Miller}. The screwdriver was turned by M. Miller. ...
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What are the latest/best practices for index generation?

I would like to know what the current best practices are for index generation. What are the best packages/programs to use and which ones to avoid. What are the best ones to use for generating multiple ...
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List of Indexing Packages - Pros and Cons

What are the various indexing packages and what are their pros and cons? When should one choose one over the other? There is some discussion of this in What are the latest/best practices for index ...
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Index with an initial letter of the group [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: package makeidx: print first letter for each group of keys I'm trying to adapt the index of my contribution such that each group of words (starting with the same letter) ...
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Auto generate an Index

Is there any way to auto-gererate an index for the makeidx package? I've written ~270 pages and didn't think of adding \index{} everywhere. Do I really need to go over everything and add \index{}?
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Setting the name of an index with makeidx and adding to table of contents

I would like to change the name of my index, so that instead of "Index", it reads "Index of whatever I want". I've tried quite a few things: redefining \indexname, after or before calling \makeindex ...
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Xindy: Encapsulations for Index

Well, I struggled to improve my index generated by Xindy. I tried to add several entries with bold page numbers by using \index{...|textbf} as classified in latex-loc-fmts.xdy, without any success. ...
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Sorting index entries with accented words

Friends, I'm struggling for some time with this disturbance in the TeX force: I have a set of words in Portuguese which are accented. When sorting these words, we treat accented letters the same way ...
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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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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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list of occurences of references

I need a list like the list of figures for \ref entries in the text to instances of a custom Theorem environment. Here's a MWE with a handbuilt example. The solution should add features to this code I ...
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How to create an index for custom environments?

I have defined a custom script environment, and would like to include an index in the output listing all scripts with their titles. How can I create such an index? The custom environment looks like: ...
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Index hyperlinks to open a PDF file

The usual practice is that the index entries link to a page in the text where the word occurs. I am trying to index a list of files and am indexing each word in the file name. In the MWE below, ...
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Can I include the last index inside the label of an enumeration?

Can I achieve something like this with automatic numbering? Examples: 1 of 93: Example one 2 of 93: Example two ... 92 of 93: Example ninety-two 93 of 93: Example ninety-three I can ...
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Index entries duplicated for captions

In document class book, and package caption, creating index with makeidx. Index entries for the main text and for footnotes collate properly; but those for captions create their own entries. Example: ...
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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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entries in the toc from printindex

I want the entries in the TOC for the indices to align with the Chapter entries. I can do this with \addcontents. \printindex also puts an entry in the TOC but it is aligned with the section entries. ...
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How to configure TexStudio editor to use Xindy?

I am using TexStudio editor for LaTeXing, I want to use Xindy engine though for indexing, in the commands of TexStudio, I found there is a default command for texdindy as in the image below. But how ...
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Option delim_0 “\\dotfill” in makeindex ignored by texlive's makeindex?

I've a problem when making the index with a personal style file. Here is my file perso.ist headings_flag 1 heading_prefix "{\\bfseries\\hfil " heading_suffix "\\hfil}\\nopagebreak\n" delim_0 ...
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Automatically index acronyms

I'm using the acronym package. Is it possible to automatically add an index entry each time an acronym is used?
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glossary does not appear

I've placed \usepackage{glossaries} \makeglossaries just before \begin{document} as recommended in my preamble. After the main part of my paper I've placed \newpage \printglossaries \newpage ...
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Best practice for index construction — recommendations and references

I'm about to embark on something I've never done (at any rate, seriously) before: preparing an index for a ~200-page document. I have started, but I get the feeling "something's wrong". I know that I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Mark indexed entries in the text itself?

I will be working with a professional indexer of the old school — meaning that she prefers making her index on cards using a pencil while looking at a finished book whose pagination will not change — ...
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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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Remove page number from index entries

My indexed terms are hyperlinks (to external files -- see question listed below), so the page numbers are really not useful information. Hece I would like to be able to remove the page number (and the ...