# [NTG-context] Formatting Indexed Words Within the Text

Rogers, Michael K mroge02 at emory.edu
Fri Mar 23 12:30:12 CET 2012

On Mar 23, 2012, at 6:57 AM, Malte Stien wrote:

> Is it possible to format indexed words in a particular style within the text more or less automatically. For example, if I write
>
>  There are some \index[ducks] in the zoo.
>
> ...I would like the term "ducks" to appear in small-capitals to indicate the that term can be found in the index. Ideally, I'd like to do that without explicit manual formatting. Is that possible?
>
> Thank you,
> Malte.

One way is to use your own macro:

\def\MyIndex#1{\index{#1}{\sc #1}}
\starttext
There are some \MyIndex{ducks} in the zoo.
\stoptext

By the way, your \index[ducks] didn't work for me the way I thought you wanted; I changed the [] to {} and added the word to the text body.  As far as I can tell, \index only adds entries to the index register and not to the text.

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