# [OS X TeX] ``\mathit allowed only in math mode'' error while writing .idx

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Mon Feb 10 19:24:42 EST 2020

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> On Feb 10, 2020, at 3:17 PM, Murray Eisenberg <murrayeisenberg at gmail.com> wrote:
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> Gladly…the log is attached — hope it’s not scrubbed..
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> (I forgot you’re a bottom-replier, not a top-replier!)
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> Murray
> <topologybook.log>
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Howdy,

It appears that the problem is in the .ind file or a write to it not .idx. Also, take a look at the paragraph at lines 1681--1683 in the root file which seems to be close to where that error is being generated.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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