[OS X TeX] Questions about makeindex and TeXShop

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Mon Jul 4 10:16:00 EDT 2005

On Jul 4, 2005, at 9:10 AM, Luis Sequeira wrote:

> Hi, I tried to use makeindex straight from TeXShop, but it doesn't  
> seem to work.
> If I open, say, file.idx in TeXShop the typesetting command changes  
> to "MakeIndex", but the typeset button is greyed out and Cmd-T does  
> nothing.
> I have no problem running "makeindex file" from the Terminal but I  
> wonder why it doesn't work from TeXShop and if there is something I  
> can do to make it work. Particularly, I have a friend that is  
> Terminal-shy and I told her she could do it within TeXShop.
> As an alternative, I created a little applescript and placed in a  
> TeXShop macro, which is not that bad, with a key equivalent and  
> all, but this ought to be unnecessary, right?
> Any pointers will be most welcome.
> Luis Sequeira


I'd try simply opening the original .tex file and running makeindex  
from the typeset menu or Shft-Cmd-I. I have a feeling that TeXShop is  
removing the .tex and putting in the .idx in the background.

Hope that works.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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