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Global Indexing

   Once the index phrases have been collected and organized, you are set
for global indexing.  I recommend to do this only on an otherwise
finished document.  Global indexing starts from the phrases buffer.
There are several commands which start indexing: `C-c C-x' acts on the
current phrase line, `C-c C-r' on all lines in the current region and
`C-c C-a' on all phrase lines in the buffer.  It is probably good to do
indexing in small chunks since your concentration may not last long
enough to do everything in one go.

   RefTeX will start at the first phrase line and search the phrase
globally in the whole document.  At each match it will stop, compute the
replacement string and offer you the following choices(1):

     Replace this match with the proposed string.

     Skip this match.

     Replace this and all further matches in this file.

     Skip this match, start with next file.

     Skip this match, start with next phrase.

     Select a different indexing macro for this match.

     Select one of multiple index keys (those separated with `||').

     Edit the replacement text.

     Recursive edit.  Use `M-C-c' to return to the indexing process.

     Save this buffer and ask again about the current match.

     Save all document buffers and ask again about the current match.

     Abort the indexing process.

   The `Find and Index in Document' menu in the phrases buffer also
lists a few options for the indexing process.  The options have
associated customization variables to set the defaults (Note: Options
(Index Support)).  Here is a short explanation of what the options do:

Match Whole Words
     When searching for index phrases, make sure whole words are
     matched.  This should probably always be on.

Case Sensitive Search
     Search case sensitively for phrases.  I recommend to have this
     setting off, in order to match the capitalized words at the
     beginning of a sentence, and even typos.  You can always say _no_
     at a match you do not like.

Wrap Long Lines
     Inserting index macros increases the line length.  Turn this
     option on to allow RefTeX to wrap long lines.

Skip Indexed Matches
     When this is on, RefTeX will at each match try to figure out if
     this match is already indexed.  A match is considered indexed if
     it is either the argument of an index macro, or if an index macro
     is directly (without whitespace separation) before or after the
     match.  Index macros are those configured in
     `reftex-index-macros'.  Intended for re-indexing a documents after
     changes have been made.

   Even though indexing should be the last thing you do to a document,
you are bound to make changes afterwards.  Indexing then has to be
applied to the changed regions.  The command
`reftex-index-phrases-apply-to-region' is designed for this purpose.
When called from a LaTeX document with active region, it will apply
`reftex-index-all-phrases' to the current region.

   ---------- Footnotes ----------

   (1) Windows users: Restrict yourself to the described keys during
indexing.  Pressing <Help> at the indexing prompt can apparently hang

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