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From: Wookey <>
To: Herman Bruyninckx <>
Subject: Re: Best way to create an index?
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2003 13:16:00 -0000	[thread overview]
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+++ Herman Bruyninckx [03-11-17 20:04 +0100]:
> I have a (steadily growing) number of docbook manuals, but haven't
> been able to generate an index for them. I have the 
> <indexterm> ... </indexterm>
> tags in the documents, but don't know how to process them :-)

me too :-)

I managed to produce an index for the HTML versions of my docs (using but never got it to work properly for the PDF versions. I
can generate an index but most of the page numbers don't get filled in and
many that do are wrong.

It seems that changing from SGML to XML toolchains is now deemed a good
idea. Does anyone know if this will improve the index-generation for printed

herman. The answer I was given to this question a couple of years ago was
'find a script called and follow the instructions in it'. As
I say, this 'mostly' worked but not well enough to produce publishable (on
paper) indexes. Good docs on the subject seem remarkably hard to come by
given what a common problem it must be.

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Thread overview: 3+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2003-11-17 19:04 Herman Bruyninckx
2003-11-18 13:16 ` Wookey [this message]
2003-11-24 18:17   ` Bob Stayton

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