I have a short question about indexing.

Is it possible that latex automatically creates an entry in the index, when I first use a notation fixed by \newcommand?

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    Your question is not very clear. Could you give an example? In general, introducing notation into your publications by \newcommand is a good idea especially because it allows to bind index or glossary entries to it. Mar 23 '12 at 14:53
  • Dear S.Lehmke, that is exactly what i intended to do.
    – user12882
    Mar 23 '12 at 16:35

You can create your own command (called \notation here) to do this.

\usepackage{mathabx} %For the \rip symbol
After shooing them, I buried the bodies in a \tomb.

Note that this creates the index entry when the command is defined, rather than upon its first use.

  • Thank you, though I can not yet upvote;)
    – user12882
    Mar 23 '12 at 16:24
  • I'd use \newcommand instead of \def.
    – egreg
    Mar 23 '12 at 16:51
  • Sadly, this does not work with amsbook.
    – user12882
    Mar 23 '12 at 16:56
  • @user12882: for amsbook simply delete (or comment out) the line \usepackage{makeidx}. Mar 23 '12 at 17:22
  • No I tried this as well - no error message, but no index in pdf file as well;(
    – user12882
    Mar 23 '12 at 17:26

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