[OS X TeX] Ordering index entries
Luis Sequeira
lfsequeira at gmail.com
Thu Apr 9 15:23:55 EDT 2015
The makeidx package allows you to decide how a given index entry is sorted.
This is done with a syntax like
\index{how at what}
(in that the key entered into the index is “what” but it appears in the alphabetical order corresponding to “how”)
The default order is alphabetical, so I think you meant “numerical”, but here is a way you can easily sort numerically:
\index{Base (of a numeral)!base 04 at base 4}
\index{Base (of a numeral)!base 06 at base 6}
\index{Base (of a numeral)!base 10 at base 10}
\index{Base (of a numeral)!base 60 at base 60}
This will show:
Base (of a numeral)
base 4, …
base 6, …
base 10, …
base 60, …
as you require, by using “base 04” “base 06” “base 10” and “base 60” to do the ordering.
Luis Sequeira
> Hi, everyone.
>
> I'm sorry to ask here, but my Web search was not fruitful.
>
> I have the following index entries in my document:
>
> \index{Base (of a numeral)!base 4}
> \index{Base (of a numeral)!base 6}
> \index{Base (of a numeral)!base 10}
> \index{Base (of a numeral)!base 60}
>
> but in the Index it appears as
>
> Base (of a numeral)
> base 10, 18
> base 4, 8
> base 6, 5
> base 60, 16, 18
>
> I use makeindex. How can I get "base 10" to appear in between "base 6" and "base 60" so that it is listed "alphabetically"?
>
> Thanks in advance.
>
> ---John.
> (I receive the digest)
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