As a followup to this question, I would like to ask how can I use the
glossaries package just for the creation of a glossary. I do not want it to be part of a document rather a standalone document where there's a list of terms and their definitions.
Edit (1): I guess that what I want, is often called a lexicon, or a dictionary.
Edit (2): In order to clarify what I'm after, let me add few remarks. First, it may well be that
glossaries is not what I'm looking for. I am looking for a tool which will enable me to edit entries which will include text, figure, diagrams, links between different entries etc. and then to typeset it in an alphabetic order. Maybe something like an encyclopedia is a better description of what I want to obtain. I hope it is cleared now.
Edit (3): Finally I found an example of what I want to have at the end. Consider this book. I clearly want something way simpler, but this is the spirit. Namely, each term/entry can contain math, figures etc. in it. The compilation process should take care of the alphabetic order. Is
glossaries the right package to use?