When I try to set the table offered in the manual of reledmac, I get the error: "undefined control sequence \reserved\c -> l@d@index", which definetly is a problem of the \edindex. Normal \index works. What am I doing wrong?



 \textbf{\Large I} & wish I was a little bug\edindex{bug} &
 \textbf{\Large I} & eat my peas with honey\index{honey} \\
  & With whiskers \edtext{round}{\Afootnote{around}} my tummy &
  & I've done it all my life. \\
  & I'd climb into a honey\index{honey} pot &
  & It makes the peas taste funny \\
  & And get my tummy gummy.\index{gummy} &
  & But it keeps them on the knife.



2 Answers 2


There was, indeed, a bug on reledmac when using \edindex in \edtabular environments.

The version 2.15.1, just send on CTAN, would fix that. We should keept the first answer, as it show typical mistake with indexing in reledmac.


It is not a bug in \edindex, as I have thought in a first quick reading.

You have written in your preamble


that means you should use \index[test]{the-word-for-index} or \edindex[test]{the-word-for-index}. If you don't want to use the optional argument, as you have only one index, just write in your preamble


Without name argument.

Indeed, there is a little bug with \edindex: it should not produce ununderstandable error, but ignore the entry and write a warning message, as \index do. So I let the issue opened, but it is on a low priority.

As explained in the handbook, you also must use call \makeindex AFTER loading reledmac. But there is still, and really, a bug with tabularl.

  • That is not really true. Except for the error it writes „[test]“ into the text, I'm afraid. Or, if I change it to no index-name it writes the file-name. Commented Sep 6, 2016 at 20:49
  • I have written a too short form of the command syntax. Now it should be clearer.
    – Maïeul
    Commented Sep 7, 2016 at 8:18
  • I've updated the original post with the order of makeindex corrected. As you stated yourself, it is still a bug. Commented Sep 7, 2016 at 8:30

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