# [OS X TeX] Indexing

Alain Schremmer Schremmer.Alain at verizon.net
Wed Jun 16 12:25:25 EDT 2004

I had set aside a couple of hours tonight to work on the problem but, as
I was checking my mail, I couldn't resist trying this so-simple response
and now I have a beautiful index.
Thanks very much to all though, as it is only through the force of
numbers that opensource can work.
I hope one day to be able to repay my debt by helping others.
Regards  to all.
--schremmer

Herb Schulz wrote:

>On 6/15/04 11:25 PM, "Alain Schremmer" <Schremmer.Alain at verizon.net> wrote:
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>>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
>>
>>
>
>Howdy,
>
>After running LaTeX on the document---to produce the Function.idx file,
>amoung others---you've got to run MakeIndex from TeXShop's Typeset Menu.
>That generates the sorted index file that is read in and typeset when you
>run LaTeX again.
>
>Good Luck,
>
>Herb Schulz
>(herbs at wideopenwest.com)
>
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