I want to use multiple indexes in ltxdoc. But if I use the package imakeidx my defined "General Index" disappears and I get the standard "Index". Without imakeidx I do get what I want.

Is this a bug or a feature? Is there a workaround?


\IndexPrologue{\section*{General Index}}

The imakeidx package changes the internals of index processing and printing.

First, use \indexsetup instead of \IndexPrologue and apply the \makeindex[options=-s gind.ist,title={General index}] for the general index.

For other indexes apply \makeindex[name=foo,...] where ... stands for other options, eventually.

Say \printindex for the default index and \printindex[foo] etc. for other indexes



\makeindex[options=-s gind.ist,title={General Index}]


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  • Dear Christian, I don't understand why my example that shows the problem when I use your suggestion in my real .dtx file is deleted. Of course your example works, I just don't get it to work in the package I am writing. Isn't there anything in my 2nd M_not_WE that you can assist to find a working solution? Or stated otherwise: I really need some help! – Jack Feb 1 '18 at 19:36
  • @Jack: As your other question shows you have a totally different setup to this what you posted here. How should I know about those issues? I provided a working solution for your posted document. – user31729 Feb 3 '18 at 18:28
  • Well I suppose that's the price one pays for making a too minimal WE. As you might have noticed, I rephrased and reposted the question and I am checking that solution now. Regards – Jack Feb 4 '18 at 9:42

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