[texhax] Using "see also" in an index

Axel E. Retif axel.retif at mac.com
Thu Dec 3 04:00:29 CET 2009

On  2 Dec, 2009, at 19:44, Axel E. Retif wrote:

> On  2 Dec, 2009, at 14:06, Steven Chapin wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I've been using the package makeindex to create an index for a book and I would like to use "see also".  For example, something like:  path, 76, see also curve.  I found a macro for this, but I couldn't get it to work properly.
> The *package* is makeidx (7 characters); the *program* or application LaTeX calls is 
> makeindex (9 characters).

I regret my oversimplification ---it isn't LaTeX that calls the makeindex program, but your LaTeX editor when you ask it to run Makeindex.



> The package makeidx already has the macro for see also, the command |seealso (with |, not \). So in your preamble put
> \usepackage{makeidx}
> \makeindex
> and where the word ``path'' appears use
> ...path\index{path}
> and almost at the end of your text, when no more \index calls are made, you can put all you seealso commands:
> \index{path|seealso{curve}}%
> Best,
> Axel

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