[texhax] Making an index in TeXShop

John Culleton john at wexfordpress.com
Sat May 22 14:57:23 CEST 2010

On Friday 21 May 2010 16:28:56 Reinhard Kotucha wrote:
> On 21 May 2010 Firestone, Elaine R. (HQ-279.0)[SCIENCE 
>  > My customer needs to have an index made in a report he's
>  > doing. He's using Plain TeX within TeXShop. Using MakeIndex 
>  > obviously not possible because that's only for LaTeX 
documents and
>  > that's not an option so please don't suggest that. ;-) Does 
>  > know of a program that will automatically index a Plain TeX 
>  > within TeXShop?
> Can't Xindy be configured to support other systems than LaTeX 
> Anyway, I think that it can't hurt to consult an expert.  Therefore 
> added John Culleton to the CC entry of this mail.
> See also:
>   http://wexfordpress.com
> Regards,
>   Reinhard

I do indexes all the time using pdftex, makeindex and eplain.tex. 
That is my normal mode of indexing a customer's pdf file. I save 
the pdf file as text, add \input eplain.tex,  change all the EOP 
markers to \vfil\eject, set the starting page number and then index 
away. I can't do them with eplain in Context because of a conflict. 
But Context has its own built in indexing capability. 

The eplain method allows you to print a pdf copy of the file with 
marginal indications of the index items on each page. Suggest you 
look at the eplain documentation, page 18ff.
John Culleton
Wexford Press
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