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

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Glossary with entries without reference

Is there a command so that the glossary will also display elements without links (an equivalent of \nocite in BibTeX)?
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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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MiKTeX and Xindy problems

Today's updates of MiKTeX include Xindy (at last!). This is great news, but unfortunately I can't get it to work. With the following minimal example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[xindy]{...
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Hyperref links generated by Glossaries pointing to wrong page

In a long document I have two title pages and want to start the page numbering from one on the first non-title page. Thus I use \addtocounter{page}{-2} at the begin of the document. Pages before the ...
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can't get latexmk to work in TeXShop

I'm trying to add a glossary to my book. I wanted to use latexmk to execute makeglossaries for me. I'm using TeXShop on my Mac. So I went to the TeX Live Utility and activated the latexmk package. ...
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Custom glossary style, \makenoidxglossaries and \glsgroupskip

The code below creates a glossary table containing acronyms, their representation in math expressions and their description. A custom glossary style my is created using \newglossarystyle. It is a ...
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\printglossaries is not generating anything for me

I'm using the glossaries package with MikTeX 2.9 (using TeXnicCenter as my editor) and my document is setup as follows: \documentclass[ebook,11pt,openany]{memoir} \usepackage{color} \usepackage{...
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\usepackage{glossaries} won't work after Miktex-Update/-Reinstallation

I'm struggeling with the same error described in this post Problems on Latex Compiler Errors. Here's an MWE \documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage{glossaries} \begin{document} Lipsum \end{document} ...
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How to show glossary entry name in bold when using long style?

I am using the glossaries package in order to create a glossary. If I use: \printglossary[type=main,style=list] I get entry names in bold, but the layout won't be the one I wish. If I use: \...
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Glossaries acronyms two languages

I'm using glossaries package to make my list of acronyms. I'm writing in Spanish but some of my acronyms are in English. I want them to be displayed like: Spanish description - English long (Short) - ...
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Latexmk: makeglossaries, Biber and pdfLaTeX / Where to put latexmkrc?

I've got myself seriously confused with latexmk. I have been using latexmk on TeX Live 2011 and I have loved it for making my document with a ToC and references with Biber. I am trying to make it work ...
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How to patch a command from leipzig.sty

As shown in Issues with leipzig and glossaries used together, there is a problem when using the package leipzig with the glossaries package since the leipzig package relies on deprecated commands from ...
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List of symbols for each chapter

I am writing a thesis with several chapters, and some symbols are used in multiple chapters but their definitions are different from chapter to chapter. I would like to have one list of symbols at the ...
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How can I make a reference to a Glossary that typesets as \glossarytoctitle?

I'm using the glossaries package. I created a custom glossary called foo with the title, "My Foo Glossary Title": \newglossary[fgg]{foo}{fgs}{fgo}{My Foo Glossary} Ideally, I'd like to make a ...
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Has anyone managed to use \glossaries with TeXstudio on Windows?

As a new LaTeX user, I have spent some time configuring my system and ironing the usual start-up mistakes. So far, I've been able to compile several documents with indices, graphics, etc. but now I'm ...
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glossaries references produce two hyperref links

I'm trying to achieve the effect from this existing question: \gls should produce hyperlinks, but without the distracting frames, while all other links behave as usual. The answer to that question ...
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Two-column longtable or tabular

I'm using longtable to store a glossary-like list of abbreviations used in my document, and as it only has two columns, but is two pages long, I was wondering if there was a way to make it wrap into ...
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glossaries: fail to expand in tabularx

When I use an acronym (glossaries or acronym package) for the first time in tabularx, then it fails to expand, and even breaks down the table structure. The problem is already mentioned here, but ...
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List of glossaries not displaying

I am using the following code for the list of glossaries, but the list of glossaries do not generate (the code compiles well). Can anybody suggest what may be the problem? \documentclass{article} \...
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Change group names when using noidxglossaries

With the glossaries package, the group names can be changed using the commands \newcommand*{\Agroupname}{}, \newcommand*{\Bgroupname}{}, etc, as shown for example here. Here, I am obliged to use \...
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Nested conditional glossary terms using Glossaries \ifglsused in \newglossaryentry

If I want to conditionally expand a glossary entry based on or related to another glossary term, I find the conditional \ifglsused{}{}{} statement is very helpful. To satisfy parent modifications ...
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Problems with printglossaries in Main.tex using external glossary file and external chapters tex files

I'm writing a heavy PhD thesis structured in several chapters. Each chapter has many figures, acronyms, symbols and equations. So I decided to structure in separated folders of Figures, Chapters texts,...
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Acronyms & Glossaries not being output in the PDF

I've used glossaries in the past running latest MikTex and Texniccenter on Windows 8.1 and now after 2 year I started to write a new paper using my old template and I got stuck using the glossaries. ...
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List of Acronyms: only first use in numberlist and table of content style dots

I would like to display the list of acronyms in the following way: in the number list there should be only the page with the first use of the acronym the number should be aligned on the right, with ...
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Create new fields in glossaries newglossaryentry

As an alternative to the question detailed Nested conditional glossary terms using Glossaries \ifglsused in \newglossaryentry I would like to add some fields to a glossary definition. Is this ...
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Glossaries are not printed

I am trying to make a glossary list using xindy in TexStudio. I have already installed Perl but it does not work. Here is my MWE \documentclass[a4paper,openright,12pt]{book} \usepackage{vmargin} \...
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What can interfere with glossaries to prevent printing?

I have the strange experience that from the combination \glossarystyle{altlisthypergroup} \clearpage Printing acronyms \printglossary[type=acronym] only the debug message is printed,...
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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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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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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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glossaries: How to customize list of symbols with additional column for units?

I want to add an additional column to the list of symbols for inserting the belonging units to the preceding variables. In my case, it is necessary to use three different and independent glossary-...
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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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Creating a gls from a spreadsheet

I have a spreadsheet of 1925 terms that I wish to build a glossary for. Short of manually adding tags to each line and exporting to a plain text file, is there a way to convert the spreadsheet into a ...
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glossaries package - How to format the positions of the columns and width of the glossary?

I am very fond of the glossaries package, since I am able to use multiple glossaries with different styles and so on. However, I have a problem with formatting it. I would like to use the predefined ...
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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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Glossaries : list only page number of the first occurrence

I need to print in the acronym list the page number of first occurrence of an acronym in the text, not the page numbers of the subsequent occurrences. How can I achieve that ? I have defined my ...
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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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How to automatically handle “a” and “an” in front of acronyms with the glossaries package?

I am using the glossaries package to handle acronyms and came across the task to automatically decide the use of "a" or "an" in front of them. \documentclass{scrbook} \usepackage{hyperref} \...
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glossaries: display the page number but not the current page

I have been looking around the web for a few days for this problem, but I can't find a solution. I created a glossary for my thesis and when I display it I see the current page number at the end of ...
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Acronym first use - footnote in glossary description

I use the glossaries package and have a list of acronyms as well as a glossary. The acronyms are set to have a footnote at first use. For the glossary I use longtable format (actually I build my own ...
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macro for glossaries counter

I want custom my glossaries, and specially I want to have something like My glossary entry, its signification (see p. 1), if this entry mentioned only once or My glossary entry, its signification ...
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How to make dictionary finderlist with glossaries or index packages?

I am making a bilingual Pohnpeian-English dictionary using XeLaTeX and I am trying to find a way to generate an English finderlist. So far I have the Pohnpeian to English section coded like this \...
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makeglossaries hangs waiting for input on mac

I'm very new to Latex so apologies if this is a newbie question. However I have looked around online and can't find an answer. I'm trying to compile my file in TeXShop (on mac) using the following ...
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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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Issues with leipzig and glossaries used together

I am preparing a document containing some interlinear glossing, the glossing conventions themselves appearing as a separate list. I use the leipzig package to typeset the glosses, the expex package to ...
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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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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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Adding a glossary with ShareLaTeX

I'm trying to add a glossary to an article in ShareLaTeX but It seems the whole \makeglossariescommand doesn't work if you don't use the makeglossaries document_namewhen compiling (as it says here). ...
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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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How to highlight important pages in glossaries page number list

In some books, the keywords page not only has a list of pages the keyword was referenced, it also bold or emphasize page numbers where the keyword was defined or explained. How do I do that with ...