## LaTeX forum ⇒ MakeIndex, Nomenclature, Glossaries and Acronyms ⇒ A problem with indexing (see also appearing instead of see) Topic is solved

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bibo_extreme
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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.

1. %-----------------------------------------------------------------------
2. % Beginning of amsbook.template
3. %-----------------------------------------------------------------------
4. %
5. % AMS-LaTeX v.2 driver file template for use with amsbook
6. %
7. % Remove any commented or uncommented macros you do not use.
8.
9. \documentclass{amsbook}
10.
11. % For use when working on individual chapters
12. %\includeonly{}
13.
14. % Include referenced packages here.
15. \usepackage{amssymb,amscd,latexsym,amsxtra}
16. \usepackage[mathscr]{eucal}
17.
18. \newtheorem{thm}{Theorem}[chapter]
19. \newtheorem{cor}[thm]{Corollary}
20. \newtheorem{lem}[thm]{Lemma}
21. \newtheorem{prop}[thm]{Proposition}
22. \newtheorem{ax}{Axiom}
23.
24.
25. \theoremstyle{definition}
26. \newtheorem{defn}[thm]{Definition}
27. \newtheorem{exmp}[thm]{Example}
28. \newtheorem{xca}[thm]{Exercise}
29. \newtheorem{prob}[thm]{Problem}
30.
31. \theoremstyle{remark}
32. \newtheorem{rem}[thm]{Remark}
33. \newtheorem{claim}{Claim}
34. \newtheorem{case}{Case}
35. \newtheorem*{notation}{Notation}
36.
37. \numberwithin{section}{chapter}
38. \numberwithin{equation}{chapter}
39. \numberwithin{figure}{chapter}
40. \numberwithin{table}{chapter}
41.
42. % For a single index; for multiple indexes, see the manual
43. % "Instructions for preparation of papers and monographs:
44. % AMS-LaTeX" (instr-l.pdf in the AMS-LaTeX distribution).
45. \makeindex
46.
47. \begin{document}
48.
49. \frontmatter
50.
51. \title{}
52.
53. % Remove any unused author tags.
54.
55. % author one information
56. \author{}
59. \email{}
60. \thanks{}
61.
62. % author two information
63. \author{}
66. \email{}
67. \thanks{}
68.
69. \subjclass[2000]{Primary }
70. % For books to be published after 1 January 2010, you may use
71. % the following version:
72. %\subjclass[2010]{Primary }
73.
74. \keywords{}
75.
76. \date{}
77.
78. \begin{abstract}
79. \end{abstract}
80.
81. \maketitle
82.
83. % Dedication. If the dedication is longer than a line or two,
84. % remove the centering instructions and the line break.
85. %\cleardoublepage
86. %\thispagestyle{empty}
87. %\vspace*{13.5pc}
88. %\begin{center}
89. % Dedication text (use \\[2pt] for line break if necessary)
90. %\end{center}
91. %\cleardoublepage
92.
93. % Change page number to 6 if a dedication is present.
94. \setcounter{page}{4}
95.
96. \tableofcontents
97.
98. % Include unnumbered chapters (preface, acknowledgments, etc.) here.
99. \include{}
100.
101. \mainmatter
102.
103. \index{Hello|see{Hi}}
104.
105. % Include main chapters here.
106. \include{}
107.
108. \appendix
109. % Include appendix "chapters" here.
110. \include{}
111.
112. \backmatter
113. % Bibliography styles amsplain or harvard are also acceptable.
114. \bibliographystyle{amsalpha}
115. \bibliography{}
116. % See note above about multiple indexes.
117. \printindex
118.
119. \end{document}

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localghost
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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.

Such kind of x-posting without notification represents a direct violation of our rules and has to be prevented absolutely in future questions.

Putting this line into the preamble of your document should do the trick.
1. \renewcommand*{\seename}{see}
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bibo_extreme
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Joined: Sat Nov 30, 2013 1:11 pm
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
Posts: 3
Joined: Sat Nov 30, 2013 1:11 pm
I've only just noticed that you posted a solution to my problem. It works! Thanks a lot localghost.