[OS X TeX] multiple indexes

Axel E. Retif axretif at igo.com.mx
Thu Jul 27 00:34:15 EDT 2006

On Jul 26, 2006, at 6:19 AM, Jason Davies wrote:

> In the past I used multind (with some work by the press to make it  
> work that I didn't quite follow!) to create multiple indices. Now I  
> need to do it again but don't have the press to help just yet...
> The LaTeX companion says the David Jones' index package will do  
> this but there seem to be different versions around.
> As usual for me, despite copying and pasting the sample files, I am  
> getting errors as soon as I vary the sample file contents:-)
> what are other people using for multiple indices? is index.sty  
> (still) the right package to use?

For me, yes.

Suppose you want a River index and a Lake index; then in your  
preamble you could use

\newindex{riv}{ridx}{rind}{River index}
\newindex{lak}{lidx}{lind}{Lake index}

Then, in your text use \indexr{thisRiver} and \indexl{thatLake}

When you want to typeset your indeces, cd to your TeX file directory  
in Terminal and type the following commands:

makeindex -o your_Book.rind your_Book.ridx

makeindex -o your_Book.lind your_Book.lidx

BACK UP your data before this ---a wrong command here can make your  
file disappear.

4) Finally, where you want your indices to appear (usually at the end  
of your document, of course):





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