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Is there a simple way of integrating glossaries package with Texmaker on Windows?

I was following a very nice tutorial to understand how glossaries package works, but got stuck when trying to make it actually generate an index as I don't know where and how to add the makeglossaries command in TexMaker to make it run together with pdflatex.

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The makeglossaries program is quite easy to use: if your main LaTeX file is called file.tex, then all that's needed is to run

makeglossaries file

To add a suitable action in Texmaker, just go to the

User > User commands > Edit User Commands

menu entry and, in the window that appears, add


in the upper box (it's just the name which will be shown in the "User>User Commands" drop down menu) and

makeglossaries %

in the lower box. Then, in order to run makeglossaries on the current file, just choose the new menu item (or use the keyboard shortcut shown next to the menu entry). The % stands for the current file name (without extension), as explained in the window.

It's probably possible to define an action that concatenates executions of pdflatex, makeglossaries and pdflatex again, but I think it's not necessary to have glossaries synchronized at each compilation during document preparation. Just be confident that they will be when makeglossaries is run and pdflatex is run again.

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Great, thanks a lot! BTW, is there a way to make TexMaker run all bibtex, makeglossaries and pdflatex with just one command this way? – mmm Jun 25 '12 at 9:33
@mmm As I said, there's rarely the need that glossaries, index and bibliography are always synchronized. We are sure that they will be at the end. Running each time all auxiliary programs is usually a waste of time. – egreg Jun 25 '12 at 9:36
You may be right in most cases, but as I'm working to structure my thesis and work very intensively to get my indexes right, it's really rather a time saver in my case. So I added an user action: pdflatex -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode %.tex | makeglossaries % | pdflatex -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode %.tex which does what I wanted. – mmm Jun 27 '12 at 12:30
you saved my life! – Seyed Morteza Mousavi Jan 30 '15 at 17:17

Try have a look here:

There is wiki entrance here.


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