{glossaries} is about creating glossaries and similar lists. A popular package is `glossaries`.

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How to combine Acronym and Glossary

I'm using glossaries at LaTeX: I have a Acronyms (eg. API) that should be explained in the Glossary. It should be linked to the Glossary at occurrence but should be written out at first occurrence. ...
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How to make Latexmk use makeglossaries?

Is there a way to make Latexmk invoke makeglossaries (part of the glossaries package)? Specifically I want to use latexmk to compile a LaTeX document that uses the glossaries package to produce a ...
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Which tool to use: an index or a glossary?

I have this situation: My book needs an alphabetical index, used for finding on which page an item appeared. My book needs a glossary, used for looking up the definition of the item. Every indexed ...
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Use a quality glossary and acronym list in Lyx

The question How to combine Acronym and Glossary shows us how to make a great glossaries and acronym lists. I would like to use a quality glossary and acronym list in Lyx. This may be too large a ...
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List of mathematical notation / abbreviations

In my article, I would like to create a section "Mathematical Notation" that lists all the arcane mathematical symbols I'm using. This is similar to an index or a list of figures. An example of what ...
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Ignoring an acronym that is only used once

I am using the glossaries package only for its acronym capabilities, and I have one or two that are only used once in the document. For those acronyms, is there a way to only display the full text? ...
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How to move from makeindex to xindy?

Is there an easy, lightweight way to manage multiple glossaries and indices using xindy rather than makeindex? Everything works currently using makeindex, but it's not as nice as it could be. I'm fine ...
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How to makeglossaries with TeXworks?

I am using TeXworks to edit my LaTeX files. I currently use the pdfLatex+MakeIndex+BibTeX which calls the texify (it is the standard configuration). How to configure this option to call the ...
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Customizing the first use of acronyms generated by glossaries

I manage my acronyms using the glossaries package. My minimal example is as follows: \documentclass[ngerman]{scrartcl} \usepackage[ngerman]{babel} \usepackage[acronym,shortcuts]{glossaries} ...
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Problem with “equal” sign and glossary entry definition

I am using glossaries package and I encountered a problem in the symbol field. When I define it as $m=1$ I get the following error message: ! Missing $ inserted. <inserted text> ...
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Create a register of persons with references

To Create a register of persons with biblatex seems to be much more complicate then i expected. How can i create nice a register of persons semiautomatic with \ref? Lets assume i have 20 persons ...
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Using the glossaries package for English acronyms in German documents

This is a repost of the original message I posted to comp.text.tex in August, which is still unanswered there. I'm sorry for reposting, but I want to spread this to a wider readership. I found couple ...
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Farsi alphabet order for glossary

I am using glossaries with makeidx in a Farsi document with xepersian. Currently it sorts the output using Arabic alphabet order and places words starting with گ, چ, پ and ژ at the end of list. How ...
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building a dictionary

sometimes when I am not sure about a term, I would like to write it somewhere with the subsequent definition to be able to re-read it from time to time and then remember it forever. I think I am going ...
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A tool for creating a dictionary with right-to-left script

I'm trying to typeset a dictionnary, using Arabic script. I would like to create a list of words in three columns, with Arabic word in right column aligned to the right, its Polish translation aligned ...
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How to use Rubber With Makeglossaries?

Is there a way to use rubber with makeglossaries? I found a solution for the simple case. You have to add the rubber directive to the latex document, in that case myDoc.tex. % rubber: onchange ...
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How to create a list of symbols where symbols can be used in math mode?

I describe complex protocols with lots of variables in different files. The problem is that I might change the variable names later. My idea was to define variable names as Latex commands like ...
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Glossary per chapter or section

I'm looking for a way of creating glossaries, with the help of glossaries package, per chapter or section. In a particular glossary for section should be only the terms used in this section. If term ...
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Alphabetically display the items in itemize

I am wondering whether it is possible to display the items alphabetically regardless of the order we type on the backend? For example I am using itemize as follows: \begin{itemize} \item ...
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Glossary link's color

How can I change the color of glossary links when using glossaries along with hyperref? I just want to change glossary link colors not all links.
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Group glossaries by first letter

I am using glossaries with xindy. It groups entries by first letter and puts a vertical space between groups. How can I change the style of output to show the starting letter for each group at the ...
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How to prevent page numbers from appearing on glossaries?

I am using the glossaries package to make a glossary. However I don't want the page numbers where the entry is referenced to be shown after the description in the glossary. How can I do that? Actually ...
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Alternative to glossaries?

UPDATE: I have been using glassaries for some time now, and kind of got used to it. It's not as bad as I at first thought. Is there a nicer alternative to glossaries package? It's a pita to use. ...
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What causes this strange interaction between glossaries and amsmath?

MWE: greatly trimmed from a large document; XeLaTeX; full TeXLive2012 completely up-to-date: \documentclass{memoir} \usepackage{fixltx2e} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{mathspec} ...
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How could glossaries' numberlabel use the manually defined number of Sections(or other Sectional Units)?

I am using 'glossaries' to make index after my book, I set the numberlist to section, so the number of the section will in the numberlabel. eg: INDEX Unix, a ...
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Stars of macros in definition of another starred/unstarred macro look like disconnected in some circumstances

This question follows a previous question of mine: Prepend different stuffs to starred and unstarred \chapter commands. In some circumstances, a starred macro in definition of another ...
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Automating error message references

I'm writing a book which will include error messages and codes from a strange computer system. What I need to do is this: Maintain a list of error message codes: ABC0000T For each code, have a ...
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How do I pass the index style file to makeindex using arara?

I am running arara like this: % arara: makeindex: { options: -s "%tm.ist" -t "%tm.glg" -o "%tm.gls" "tm.glo" } to produce glossaries with the package gloassaries. I took this options from my IDE ...
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Can my custom dependency for latexmk be improved?

In my answer to this question on how to make latexmk use makeglossaries for generating glossaries, I propose the following custom dependency: add_cus_dep('glo', 'gls', 0, 'run_makeglossaries'); ...
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How to create an equation library, to be called like bibtex?

I am newby in LateX, but I want to create an stand alone document to be used as a equation library where I can select my equations by calling them by name, and finally produce a list of equations used ...
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Cannot get small caps acronyms to work using glossaries package

I've managed to get glossaries to set the acronyms in the body in small caps in the way I want, but in the list of acronyms they insist on coming out in lower-case. Can anyone (a) tell me what I've ...
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Creating a standalone glossary

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 ...
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Glossaries in Align Environment

Using glossaries commands in align environment seems to screw up the tag alignment. How can I use gls{...} commands in align environments without the tag position being altered? Consider the ...
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Showing line number in glossaries

In the glossary, I need to show the "page/line" of each occurrence of a term, e.g.: Glossary clamour 1) plainte, cri. 24/10, 40/5 2) requête. 50/24, 50/28 Would this be possible using ...
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Page number of glossary while using hyperref

I want to reference the glossary in the text. The solution given to this question on this website works for me. But adding \usepackage{hyperref} before \usepackage{glossaries} makes it not work ...
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TeX capacity exceeded with glossary package

My document contains many thousands of glossary items. When compiling with XeLaTeX, about 1/8 of the way through the document, it reports: ! TeX capacity exceeded, sorry [main memory size=3000000]. ...
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Using glossaries in Texlipse

Is there a way of adding a glossary using the glossaries package in Texlipse? %%% GLOSSARIES \usepackage[xindy]{glossaries} \makeglossaries \begin{document} ...
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One way links to glossaries

Is there any way to have hyperlinks to the glossaries/acronyms (using glossaries package) in only one direction? What I want is a link to the page where an acronym is used, in the list of acronyms. ...
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Defining plural form for glossaries entries

Based on the following answer, How shall I define plural form of glossaries? Two separate acronym list using package glossaries For example, \newglossaryentry{LED} { name={LED}, ...
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Do not display one special acronym in list of acronyms

In my document I use several acronyms which I do not wish to be displayed in the list of acronyms. This solution using the acronym-package unfortunately doesn't work as it clashes with my use of the ...
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Disable hyperlinks in some entries for glossaries

I am using the glossaries package a lot in my thesis. There are some entries which appear very frequently throughout the whole document. I would like to disable hyperlinking for these entries but keep ...
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Automated generation of equation key

I am looking for a way to automatically create the legend for an equation (let's say embedded in the align environment). What I'm currently using is a semi automated to fully manual way. Let me ...
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Acronyms without double dots using glossaries

I want to typeset my acronyms with abbreviating dots with, for instance, P.C.A. standing for principal component analysis and use macros for them. This question provides a trick to avoid double dots ...
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How to get a description from glossary entry?

I define my entry with: \newglossaryentry{foo}{name={foo}, description={foo description}} I can refer to it in a text with \Gls{foo} which puts a href link to Glossary. Is is possible to get a raw ...
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Sorting Vietnamese utf8 index with make-rules in xindy package

I am using the xindy package to compile the index containing Vietnamese. It works fine except the order within words. The "standard" order is accepted as the following, which is different from the ...
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Using a footnote in the full name of an acronym

I would like to use a footnote in the full name of an acronym. Here is the minimal (not) working example: \documentclass{report} \usepackage{acronym} \usepackage{footnote} \begin{document} ...
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Package and/or macro for producing a bi-lingual dictionary/glossary?

A use case is simple, say you write a computer science text book for pirates. Then, each time you mention a term, you may need to mention its English equivalent. So, instead of writing, Ye first ...
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glossaries : accent commands in 'see' references

Using the glossaries package, referencing another entry in \newglossaryentry with the see=label key, the following problem occurs if the name=... key of the referenced label has accent commands: ...
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\newcommand and name of command

I would like to automatically generate commands like \newcommand{\Air}{\gls{air}} \newcommand{\Earth}{\gls{earth}} ... to use with glossaries package, without using \newcommand for every entry of ...
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Glossaries conflict with memoir

I am having an issue with glossaries producing the warning when used with the memoir class Package glossaries Warning: overriding `theglossary' environment on input line 4761. A minimum working ...