hello respected every one.

I am writing a book with multiple column format in latex. I have included the chapter index. My knowledge is very small about it but I am learning gradually. I have seen that the list in index is appearing (so far) in two column format.

My questions are:

(1) is it possible if i wish, to create the index with 3 columns or more? Will it be suitable? what do you suggest?

(2) Moreover, as I said that I am writing the book in multiple column format, so I am willing to know if it is possible that in the index list, after the subject name, followed by page number , there will be another customization as s/m where s/m denotes the appearance of the subject in that specified page in the section number s under the column number m.

For example, suppose the word "apple" is in page 20 , section 3.2 in column number 3. And I want the appearance of the word "apple" would be like "apple, 20, 3.2/3".

How simply can we do that ? please help me. Thanks in advance

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    Could you add a full MWE of your document? – Aradnix Sep 13 '14 at 18:04
  • When you refer to a multiple column, you are using the twocolumn option? Or the multicol package ? – skpblack Sep 13 '14 at 20:59
  • Other thing, are you using makeindex or xindy for sorting your index? – skpblack Sep 13 '14 at 21:02
  • I am using \multicol package. And I am not using \makeindex or \xindy. As I don't know any thing about them – Anjan3 Sep 14 '14 at 4:59

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