[OS X TeX] Multiple indexes with TeXShop

André Bellaïche abellaic at math.jussieu.fr
Sat Dec 15 18:19:53 EST 2007

Le 15 déc. 07 à 22:19, Herbert Schulz a écrit :

> On Dec 15, 2007, at 11:32 AM, André Bellaïche wrote:
>> In order to make multiple indexes, the LaTeX companion advices us  
>> to use the index package. Everything looks fine and easy, but one  
>> thing How: do you compile your .**x file into a .**d file?
>> The problem is: Makeindex command included in TeXShop works only  
>> for .idx and .ind
>> Is there a way out without resorting to command line?
>> One possibility is to use the old Macintosh application Makeindex  
>> v2.12 which worked well in OS 9 (I still have Classic on my i- 
>> mac), so well that you didn't have to use aliases for French  
>> diacritics. I mean, it used to put éléphant in its correct  
>> location in the index, you only had to type \index{éléphant}, not  
>> \index{elephant@éléphant}. But there is a drawback, you have to  
>> convert manually the OS X files produced by LaTeX in OS 9 files,  
>> before running Makeindex v2.12.
>> So, this is the second question:
>> Is there a way to convert Makeindex v2.12 into an OS X application  
>> (to carbonize it ?)?
>> André Bellaïche
> Howdy,
> The easiest way to get all of this done automatically (bibliograph 
> (y/ies) too) is to use the latexmk package adapted to TeXShop. You  
> can get it as Latexmk321jTeXShop.zip from <http://homepage.mac.com/ 
> herbs2>. By putting the line
> %%!TEX TS-program = pdflatexmk
> (for using pdflatex, similar for latex or xelatex) at the beginning  
> of the source file you can get a complete compile with multiple  
> indexes, bibliographies, glossaries, etc., with all (cross-) 
> references resolved. The latexmk program takes care of all of the  
> necessary runs of each program.
> Hope this helps.
> Good Luck,
> Herb Schulz
> (herbs at wideopenwest.com)

Thanks, but pdflatexmk doesn't seem to be compatible with the index  
package by David M. Jones, and this one is the only one I know which  
can deal easily with multiple indexes  as Index of people, Index of  
conceps, Index of notations...

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