# [OS X TeX] Indexing

Alain Schremmer Schremmer.Alain at verizon.net
Wed Jun 16 00:25:30 EDT 2004

I indexed a few words in a 6 page book, *Functions.tex*, and
I think I followed the instructions at the bottom of Companion 649:

* Include the makeidx package with a \usepackage command
* Put a \makeindex command in the document preamble
* Put a \printindex command [...] before tthe \end{document.

I typeset the document and *showidx* indeed shows the indexed entries in
the margin and a *Functions.idx* file was created as well.

But I cannot create the index itself even though I have now spent well
over an hour on Companion 655. I don't even understand the first three
lines.

To generate the formatted index, you should run the /MakeIndex/
program by typing the following command (where /Functions/ is the
name of the input file).

_makeindex Functions.idx_

On Companion 11, it says

Commands to be typed by the user on a computer terminal are shown
[as above]

But when I typed this on the terminal (among other "esperiences") it
said that it couldn't find the file.

So, please, what am I doing wrong?

Regards
--schremmer
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