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The LaTeX makeidx package

Version: 3.x, 4.x, 5.x - Scientific WorkPlace & Scientific Word

The makeidx package creates an index for your document based on information in \index commands in the text. To create an index with makeidx:

  1. Create index entries throughout your document, as needed.

  2. Place the insertion point where you want the index to appear.

  3. Import the index fragment.

  4. Typeset compile your document and choose Generate an Index or, from the Typeset menu, choose Tools and then choose Run MakeIndex.

    The program adds the makeidx package to your document and the \makeindex command to the document preamble, and generates the index.

If you plan to save your document as a Portable LaTeX file, you must add the makeidx package to your document.

No package options are available. The package is installed in the TCITeX/TeX/LaTeX/base directory.

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