The MakeIndex menu
Utilitiesmenu of the main 4TeX menu (see Figure 4.11). See Section 7.2 for more information on how to make an index using the program MakeIndex and how to generate multiple indices.
We assume again that the
main TeX file is
book.tex. Moreover, we assume that
index commands are placed in the file
book.tex or files included by
Edit index file
loads the file
book.ind that was created by a MakeIndex (see below) into the
editor. Corrections can now be made manually. Remember that these alterations are
discarded each time MakeIndex is run.
runs MakeIndex to create the index file
book.ind. If this file is included
in the document
book.tex the index will be created on re-compilation of
shows the logfile created by MakeIndex. This file contains all remarks and error messages shown on the screen. Under MS-Dos it is displayed using the internal 4dos command list. Press [Esc] to quit. Under Windows 95/NT it is displayed using QuickEdit.
Generate word list
generates the ascii file
book.wrd that contains an alphabetically sorted list of all
words in the file
include statements will be traced. This
file can be of help in deciding what should be in the index and how it should be
organized. It is also used for automated indexing with the TSE editor (see
edit Word list
loads the file
book.wrd that was generated by
Generate word list into the editor
to view, edit or print.
change file eXtensions
By default MakeIndex will compile
book.ind from the input file
However, if you defined multiple indexes (e.g., a `Subject index' and an `Author
index') by means of the LaTeX style file
index.sty, you will want to compile e.g.,
book.adx. For that reason you can choose from file extensions
.*dx. In the latter case all files matching
book.*dx will be compiled to
change makeindex Options
changes options for the MakeIndex program (see Figure 4.12). MakeIndex support several styles of index generating, e.g., the ordering and the way page ranges are handled can be changed.
Return to main menu
returns to the main 4TeX menu. Equivalent keys are [Q] and [Esc].
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