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makeindex not working, compile fine

Postby mgdtex » Sat Mar 20, 2021 4:14 pm

I am trying to create a simple index at the end of my main.pdf document. I am using TeXStudio for the compile. I created a user command (Options/Configure TeXStudio/Build).

name: user0:Make Nomenclature 
command: makeindex %.nlo -t %.nlg -o %.nls

When I run the command using Tools/User/Make Nomenclature, the output is:
Process started: makeindex "main".nlo -t "main".nlg -o "main".nls
This is makeindex, version 2.15 [TeX Live 2020] (kpathsea + Thai support). Scanning input file main.nlo...done (0 entries accepted, 0 rejected). Nothing written in main.nls. Transcript written in main.nlg.
Process exited normally

In my packages.tex file, I have these two commands:

But, after I compile main.tex (twice), my document compiles, main.pdf is created/compiled, but there is no index at the end.

Any thoughts?
Last edited by Stefan Kottwitz on Sat Mar 20, 2021 8:10 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Postby Ijon Tichy » Sat Mar 20, 2021 4:50 pm

For a simple index your configuration of makeindex is wrong. It is for usage of package nomencl. You have to use a simple/standard makeindex configuration (Tools → Index) . However, before you start to reconfigure TeXstudio or search for the correct call, simply replace \usepackage{makeidx} by \usepackage{imakeidx}. Package imakeidx can do the needed makeindex run on its own. So you just need to do 2 LaTeX runs to get an index.

If this does not help (and with all further questions), please add a Infominimal working example. Don't forget to mark the code of the minimal working example as code.

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Postby mgdtex » Sat Mar 20, 2021 7:13 pm

Thank you, Ijon
That fixed the issue by just replacing \usepackage{makeidx} with \usepackage{imakeidx} in my packages.tex file and then recompiling (twice) main.tex.
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