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### A problem with indexing (see also appearing instead of see)

Hello I would like to add some terms that mean the same thing in the index of my thesis. For example "vector space" and "linear space". I wish this to appear as "vector space, see linear space". I'm using amsbook and for such an example I'm writing \index{vector space|see{linear space}}. However, it keeps on coming up as "see also" instead of "see". I don't know if this is a common problem but I couldn't find a solution anywhere on the web. Here's the code I'm using, without any chapter files - it still runs.

%-----------------------------------------------------------------------% Beginning of amsbook.template%-----------------------------------------------------------------------%%    AMS-LaTeX v.2 driver file template for use with amsbook%%    Remove any commented or uncommented macros you do not use. \documentclass{amsbook} %    For use when working on individual chapters%\includeonly{} %    Include referenced packages here.\usepackage{amssymb,amscd,latexsym,amsxtra}\usepackage[mathscr]{eucal} \newtheorem{thm}{Theorem}[chapter]\newtheorem{cor}[thm]{Corollary}\newtheorem{lem}[thm]{Lemma}\newtheorem{prop}[thm]{Proposition}\newtheorem{ax}{Axiom}  \theoremstyle{definition}\newtheorem{defn}[thm]{Definition}\newtheorem{exmp}[thm]{Example}\newtheorem{xca}[thm]{Exercise}\newtheorem{prob}[thm]{Problem} \theoremstyle{remark}\newtheorem{rem}[thm]{Remark}\newtheorem{claim}{Claim}\newtheorem{case}{Case}\newtheorem*{notation}{Notation} \numberwithin{section}{chapter}\numberwithin{equation}{chapter}\numberwithin{figure}{chapter}\numberwithin{table}{chapter} %    For a single index; for multiple indexes, see the manual%    "Instructions for preparation of papers and monographs:%    AMS-LaTeX" (instr-l.pdf in the AMS-LaTeX distribution).\makeindex \begin{document} \frontmatter \title{} %    Remove any unused author tags. %    author one information\author{}\address{}\curraddr{}\email{}\thanks{} %    author two information\author{}\address{}\curraddr{}\email{}\thanks{} \subjclass[2000]{Primary }%    For books to be published after 1 January 2010, you may use%    the following version:%\subjclass[2010]{Primary } \keywords{} \date{} \begin{abstract}\end{abstract} \maketitle %    Dedication.  If the dedication is longer than a line or two,%    remove the centering instructions and the line break.%\cleardoublepage%\thispagestyle{empty}%\vspace*{13.5pc}%\begin{center}%  Dedication text (use \\[2pt] for line break if necessary)%\end{center}%\cleardoublepage %    Change page number to 6 if a dedication is present.\setcounter{page}{4} \tableofcontents %    Include unnumbered chapters (preface, acknowledgments, etc.) here.\include{} \mainmatter \index{Hello|see{Hi}} %    Include main chapters here.\include{} \appendix%    Include appendix "chapters" here.\include{} \backmatter%    Bibliography styles amsplain or harvard are also acceptable.\bibliographystyle{amsalpha}\bibliography{}%    See note above about multiple indexes.\printindex \end{document}

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Just for information to other users for awareness of possibly already existing solutions. The question has also been posted to {TeX} SX. Please read what our administrator thinks about that.

Board Rules wrote:A crossposting is always contra-productive. But there is nothing really against it as long as it is mentioned. This means that a direct link has to be added. So other users who want to help are preserved from double efforts and waste of time.

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Putting this line into the preamble of your document should do the trick.
\renewcommand*{\seename}{see}
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bibo_extreme
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Sorry about not mentioning that I asked this question elsewhere. I have nearly zero experience of forums and didn't realize what problems this might create. Will take note for future questions.

bibo_extreme
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I've only just noticed that you posted a solution to my problem. It works! Thanks a lot localghost.

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