Set a specific style for makeindex in the first page

If your ‘index’ has no style and you want to define it, you should define “pagestyle plain” following your other styles or a new one as you wish. % indice autores \addcontentsline{toc}{section}{\textbf{├Źndice de autores}} \fancypagestyle{plain}{% \fancyhf{} \cfoot{\thepage} \chead{\small{Header Message}} \renewcommand {\headrulewidth}{0.4pt} \renewcommand {\footrulewidth}{0.0pt} } \printindex \end{document} Nice tip from: http://www.latex-community.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1737

How to change the “index” title in latex

If you want to change the “index” title from your latex document, depending of your babel you could run in preamble. \addto\captionsenglish{% \renewcommand*{\indexname}{Index of whatever I want} } If you are writing this in Brazilian Portuguese, you should set to your babel \usepackage[brazil]{babel} \usepackage{makeidx} \addto{\captionsbrazil}{% \renewcommand{\indexname}{\LARGE{├Źndice dos autores}} } Thanks these guys from stackexchange http://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/19268/setting-the-name-of-an-index-with-makeidx-and-adding-to-table-of-contents […]