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nameauth:| Name authority mechanism for consistency in text and index
  Author:| Charles P. Schaum
  E-mail:| charles dot schaum at comcast dot net
 License:| Released under the LaTeX Project Public License 1.3c or later
     See:| http://www.latex-project.org/lppl.txt

Short description:

The nameauth package automates the correct formatting and indexing of names
for professional writing. This aids the use of a name authority and the
editing process without needing to retype name references.

Files  Distribution

README       This file
nameauth.pdf Documentation
examples.tex Some longer example macros from the documentation

Makefile     Automates building with GNU make 3.81
nameauth.dtx Documented LaTeX file containing both code and documentation

Manual Installation

Download the package from


Unpack nameauth.zip in an appropriate directory.

Note that the instructions below assume that you are using a kind of
Unix, BSD, Linux, Mac, or Cygwin under Microsoft Windows. If you have
a different operating environment, you will need to modify these
instructions to your own needs. Please be aware that this package is
designed to be stored in a UTF-8 encoded text file and built in a
Unicode-capable environment.

If you have a make utility compatible with GNU make you can type

make inst

to install the package into your $TEXMFHOME tree or

make install

to install the package into your $TEXMFLOCAL tree for all users.

Manually, you can generate the package files. First you generate the
installer driver, README, and style files, with a preliminary PDF:

pdflatex -shell-escape -recorder -interaction=batchmode nameauth.dtx

Next you generate the PDF with a table of contents and all cross-references
validated, so that the index entries will not move:

pdflatex --recorder --interaction=nonstopmode nameauth.dtx

The next commands generate the glossary/index and final pdf file

makeindex -q -s gglo.ist -o nameauth.gls nameauth.glo
makeindex -q -s gind.ist -o nameauth.ind nameauth.idx
pdflatex --recorder --interaction=nonstopmode nameauth.dtx
pdflatex --recorder --interaction=nonstopmode nameauth.dtx

Normally you create the following manual installation directories for user:

$TEXMFHOME/source/latex/nameauth dtx file
$TEXMFHOME/tex/latex/nameauth sty file
$TEXMFHOME/doc/latex/nameauth pdf file, README, examples.tex

and you create the following manual installation directories for local site:

$TEXMFLOCAL/source/latex/nameauth dtx file
$TEXMFLOCAL/tex/latex/nameauth sty file
$TEXMFLOCAL/doc/latex/nameauth pdf file, README, examples.tex

The above environment variables often are /usr/local/texlive/texmf-local and

The make process normally renames the README.txt file created from the dtx file
to just README by using mv (move/rename utility in the *nix userland). Windows
distributions of TeX and LaTeX often keep the txt file as well.

Run mktexlsr with the appropriate level of permissions to complete the install.

Testing notes:

This package and documentation work and build with latex, lualatex, pdflatex,
and xelatex. It can be used with makeindex/texindy.

For testing, the make file permits one to change the typesetting engine
on the command line. The default is to build the package and documentation
with pdflatex. See the make file for details.


This material is subject to the LaTeX Project Public License:

Happy TeXing!

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nameauth – Name au­thor­ity mech­a­nism for con­sis­tency in body text and in­dex

Publi­ca­tions, that ref­er­ence many names, re­quire ed­i­tors and proof­read­ers to track those names in the text and in­dex. The pack­age of­fers name au­thor­ity macros that al­low au­thors and com­pil­ers to nor­mal­ize oc­cur­rences of names, vari­ant name forms, and pen names in the text and in­dex. This may help min­i­mize writ­ing and pro­duc­tion time and cost.

Ver­sion3.2 2017-03-22
Li­cense The Project Public Li­cense 1.3
Copy­right2011–2017 Charles P. Schaum
Main­tainer Charles P. Schaum
Con­tained inTeX Live as nameauth
MiKTeX as nameauth
Topics en­sure con­sis­tency of us­age
ed­i­tor’s marks, high­lights, etc.
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