I would like to highlight one entry in an index.

If I have an index that appears several times in a document I would like to highlight one of these entries as the main one.

Something like

My Entry, 2, 4-5, 10, 15

Where page 10 is the main one.

Is there an easy way?


I am using imakeidx with several indexes. Something like this


% nomultitoc is needed if the list of figures is not displayed
% the multitoc package need the lof,lot,loc options (and from version to version it seems not to work)


\makeindex[name=Persone,title=Persone e mostri,intoc]



Bla bla\index[Persone]{My Entry} bla bla

% [...]

Bla bla\index[Persone]{My Entry} bla bla

% to correct the PDF links

% to correct the PDF links

% to correct the PDF links


But I am open to other options

  • 2
    Which index package are you using? – cmhughes Dec 3 '19 at 15:29
  • 1
    Possible duplicate of Placing of bold entries in the index – Rüdiger Voigt Dec 3 '19 at 18:18
  • @RüdigerVoigt Actually the linked answer is about ordering the bold entries first. – Matteo Dec 3 '19 at 18:48
  • @Matteo:... which includes code how to highlight an entry. However, I have to admit that the answer by Peter Wilson is cleaner / better code. – Rüdiger Voigt Dec 3 '19 at 20:51

On your main page:

\index[Persone]{My Entry|textbf}

will print the page number in the index in bold, whereas on other pages

\index[Persone]{My Entry} 

will print a normal page number.

  • I tried but it just prints My Entry, 10,textbf20,20 if the entry at page 20 is marked with \index[Persone]{My Entry|\textbf} – Matteo Dec 3 '19 at 18:51
  • In your answer I see |\textbf with the unnecessary `. If I try to edit it, the ` is not there. – Matteo Dec 3 '19 at 19:08
  • @Matteo Sorry, my typo, which I have corrected. It should have been just textbf not \textbf. – Peter Wilson Dec 3 '19 at 19:09
  • OK I tried to edit it, but my browser showed a cached version :-) – Matteo Dec 3 '19 at 19:10

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