[OS X TeX] Indexes

William Adams will.adams at frycomm.com
Fri Dec 16 10:03:25 EST 2005

On Friday, December 16, 2005, at 09:34 AM, Simon Spiegel wrote:

> Being not an undergraduate indexer, I don't really understand what 
> you're saying. Maybe this is just a language problem… What I want is 
> some sort of "index" (for lack of a better word)


> where one can easily find names,


> film titles,

no problem

> important terms etc. Maybe this is what you mean by concordance…

Not a problem. This last would be called a ``Keywords'' index or list.

> Of course, this can't be fully automatized, but some sort of in 
> advance preparation would certainly be possible IMO.

You don't even need that. Just call out all of the important terms in 
your LaTeX source with something like:


and define \ImportantTerm so that it formats it as desired and sticks 
it in the index. Do the same for names and use define a new bibtex 
citing command which both does bibtex and sticks the author names and 
film titles in your index.


William Adams
senior graphic designer
Fry Communications

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