# [OS X TeX] a suggestion

ludwik kowalski kowalskil at mail.montclair.edu
Sun Mar 2 15:14:36 EST 2008

On Mar 2, 2008, at 1:38 PM, ludwik kowalski wrote:

> On Mar 1, 2008, at 11:27 PM, John McChesney-Young wrote:
>
>> . . . Besides the helpful lshort .pdf suggested by Professor
>> Skiadas, another good introductory electronic resource is:
>>
>> http://theoval.sys.uea.ac.uk/~nlct/latex/novices/novices.html
>
> This 2008 tutorial is indeed very good for beginners. The above URL

Unfortunately, this tutorial does not (?) have a chapter on indexing.
Help menu of the TexShop). Unfortunately, I was not able to implement
what I learned on page 35. What follows is my short input file; it was
based on my understanding of Oetiker. But the file did not compile.
The error message was that the sty file cannot be found. Please tell
me to accomplish this task. What is missing in my input file?

Yes, it is silly to have an index for tiny document. But it is only an
attempt to implement what I learned.

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\documentclass[a4paper]{article}
\usepackage{makeindex}
\makeindex

\begin{document}

\section{Introduction}

Most Americans know that \index{Alaska} was purchased from
\index{Russia} in 1867 before the discovery of its rich gold deposits.
While the Russian Church had a generally positive influence on Native
Alaskans, the beginning of the Russian period was marked by the
frequent enslavement of the local population by adventurous fur
traders.''  Male Eskimos (Aleuts), for example, were taken from their
families and deported to the \index{Pribilof Islands}; they were
forced to hunt sea otters and seals for their kidnappers. Most of them
never returned to their starving wives and children. The population of
Aleuts was halved between the middle and the end of the eighteenth
century.

\end{document}

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