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i need a little of help here. Till now wat I now is that to compile a latex into a pdf with bibtex references i need to execute the next sequence:

1. pdflatex document.tex
2. bibtex document.tex
3. pdflatex document.tex
4. pdflatex document.tex

and for glossaries i need to:

5. pdflatex document.tex
6. makeglossaries document
7. pdflatex document
8. pdflatex document

and even in some places I've read that step 5 and 6 need to be repeated in some circumstances but i didn't understand them well, so my question are: what is the sequence of step to create the pdf with bibtex and with a glossary? I need to automate this so, in what specific circumstances, i need to re execute any of the step?

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I think this question has already been answered on this site. For example, tex.stackexchange.com/questions/64/… – TH. Dec 10 '10 at 1:16
that question don't consider glossaries, i want to know the best sequence of step including the Glossary generation – mjsr Dec 10 '10 at 1:21
up vote 8 down vote accepted

It's not really as complicated as you think. Just do:

 1. pdflatex document
 2. bibtex document
 3. makeglossaries document
 4. pdflatex document
 5. pdflatex document

It doesn't matter if you do step 3 before step 2 either.

Next you might want to take a look at the link TH posted if you're looking for a tool to automate the workflow.

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with this command sequence i ended up with wrong page references... – jrast Jan 3 '14 at 8:40
@jrast run pdflatex again to get the page references updated. – LianTze Lim Jan 4 '14 at 10:15
Actually I had to run this sequence: pdflatex -> bibtex -> makeglossaries -> pdflatex -> bibtex -> makeglossaries -> pdflatex -> pdflatex. Maybe because my glossarie is before the sections? – jrast Jan 4 '14 at 23:22
@jrast Pdflatex -> bibtex -> makeglossaries -> pdflatex -> pdflatex -> pdflatex (and at times yet another pdflatex...) would have done it just fine. – LianTze Lim Jan 5 '14 at 0:34
No, it don't matter how many times i run pdflatex at the end, the references stay the same (i gave up after 5 runs). And in my opinion they can't change because they are read out of the .gls file which is only written by makeglossaries. – jrast Jan 5 '14 at 12:56

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