The MCE and images below point out that, with imakeidx' index, some headers may be missing, e.g. on the:

  • even page (chapter stuff) just before index 1st page (the index starting on an odd page, just at its top),
  • index 1st page (the index starting on an odd page, not at its top).

Do you see how to fix this?








% Missing header on the even page (6) just before index 1st page (7)
% Missing header on index 1st page (13)

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1 Answer 1


By default imakeidx sets the page style of the first page of the index to plain. You need to keep it as headings.

Change your \indexsetup to:


You could probably make a case that imakeidx should not change the heading style when the noclearpage option is set. But I'm a little cautious about telling the author of that particular package what to do! :)

  • Sigh, I should not have missed that :( Anyway, I will be much more brave than you! ;) Nov 25, 2017 at 8:58

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