# LyX and Nomenclatures

I'm using LyX and trying to use the nomenclature package to insert a bunch of acronyms into my document.

I've inserted a Nomenclature table (Insert -> List/TOC -> Nomenclature).

I've then created a Nomenclature entry (Insert -> Nomenclature entry), and I can insert one fine.

And I've also just figured out how to insert another one - you just delete the old text and enter in new details. It's not the most intuitive, and I would have thought LyX could supply you with a list of previously used acronyms to reinsert, but ah well.

However, how do I get the actual acronyms to print the text? As it is, I have to type in both the text I want displayed, and the acronym entry. I'm fairly certain there's an easier way, but I'm not sure if I can do it within LyX or I have to use LaTeX directly?

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I am no LyX expert, but I know that nomencl uses makeindex to sort and generate the List of Nomenclatures. In the nomencl documentation it states makeindex <filename>.nlo -s nomencl.ist -o <filename>.nls. It is <filename>.nls that is used by \printnomenclature to actually typeset the List of Nomenclatures. Have you done something similar to this in LyX? Are you able to? – Werner Oct 10 '11 at 1:35