[OS X TeX] Indexes

Simon Spiegel simon at simifilm.ch
Fri Dec 16 08:35:53 EST 2005

Hi everybody,

coming near the end of my thesis, I started thinking about creating  
an index. Now there's of course makeindex et al. but I find the idea  
of going through 300 pages and add \index everywhere not very  
attractive. Not only will this take a lot of time, but the tex file  
will be quite unreadable in the end. I wondered if no one ever came  
up with some sort of tool which would half-automatize indexing. I can  
think of some simple GUI tool which would list all terms appearing in  
a latex file and where you could chose which \index entry should be  
added for which term (the next thing would of course be that the  
editor would hide all \index entries…).

I know there are things like jurabib's authorformat=indexed which  
automatically creates an index for quoted authors but this doesn't  
help me a lot because I use bibtex for handling my bibliography and  
my fimography, and if I quote a filme jurabib will make an index  
entry for the director although I'd need the film title in this case.

So, how do people handle indexes?



Simon Spiegel
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