[OS X TeX] Multiple indexes with TeXShop

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Sat Dec 15 20:51:39 EST 2007

On Dec 15, 2007, at 7:15 PM, André Bellaïche wrote:

> Thank you, and thanks to George.
> After having tried unsuccessfully to avoid it, I shall use index.sty  
> with command line. This is not so hard.
> Actually, my concern was how to teach to use command line to a  
> colleague who has never typed a single command line in all his life.  
> But, with the mac, you can easily make up a sequence of 5 or 6  
> command lines that you only have to copy (in one stroke of command- 
> V) into the Terminal. Something as
> cd <TeX file's directory>
> makeindex -o < indfile> -t <logfile>  <idxfile>
>                        [as many times as there are indexes]
> cd <back home>
> This does the job. It is not even necessary to make up a shell script.
> But it would be nice in the future to have this feature included in  
> TeXShop.
> Have a good night,
> André


That same series of commands can be put in an engine file and then  
TeXShop will take care of the  processing. The advantage of setting up  
latexmk is that it will then automatically make sure everything that  
needs to get done to resolve all issues will get done.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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