## LaTeX forum ⇒ MakeIndex, Nomenclature, Glossaries and Acronyms ⇒ Layout of the index

Information and discussion about MakeIndex - the tool to generate subject indices for LaTeX documents.
julien.vandamme
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### Layout of the index

hy everybody

first of all, let me excuse myself for the coming errors in english.

i'm making a book and already added the makeidx package and the \makeindex command to my preamble. All the things i wanted to be in the index are already labelled too with the \index{} command.

now at the end, just before the \end{document} command, i added, \printindex

now i searched for info on the net, but i don't find what i need.

i liked too have an index like this one

aaaaagddsdf.........67
aaabbbbcccc.........45
aarefrerf...........55

baaagdgegefg........60
bbbbbbcccccdd.......64

cdggrgrgrg..........54

so, for every new letter i want a new 'paragraph'
and i liked to have dots between the label and the page.

ik hope somebody can help me, because, i really don't find the solution on the net

sincerely yours
Julien Vandamme

localghost
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Perhaps the fairly new idxlayout package can help. Otherwise you will have to write your own index style file (*.ist). See the MakeIndex manual.

Best regards and welcome to the board
Thorsten
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julien.vandamme
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Joined: Sun Apr 04, 2010 3:44 pm
thank you

and what is that xindy related package?

writing my own fyle style doesn't look easy :s

localghost
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Xindy represents a replace for MakeIndex and is more powerful and more flexible. But it is more complicated to customize. The forum search yields some useful stuff.
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