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

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why does glossaries fail on the SECOND `\mathbf`?

For some odd reason glossaries fails to print the glossaries list when there's more than one bold notation... here is the MWE \documentclass{book} \usepackage[nonumberlist,acronyms,section]{...
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Glossaries with more hierarchical categories

I use a lot of classic glossaries in my work: main, acronyms, abbreviations… I also use more complex glossaries for linguistic studies, with hierarchical categories. I know how to build glossaries ...
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Simplify the use of ampersand & in glossaries description

I use the ampersand in the body of my these when I need to say "and"… often, you can imagine! After open my document, I use: makeampletter \def\makeampletter{\catcode`\&11\relax} If I need to ...
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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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Symbols with optional parameter in glossaries with \newglossary

I am trying to use the approach given in the solution here Glossary entry with extra parameter (which looks really neat) for an application where i am having more than one glossary; in the original i ...
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Align the glossaries' title to the center

I saw table of contents and figures titles been aligned to the center with tocloft package as follows: \usepackage{tocloft} \renewcommand*{\listfigurename}{\hfill\bfseries\Large LISTA DE FIGURAS} \...
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How often refer a list of symbols

I know how to make a list of symbols with the help of glossaries, but I am facing a style problem that I'd like the community help me solve. I writing my thesis in mathematics, so I have many ...
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First use with custom key in glossaries' acronym

I am aware of the firstplural option when defining an acronym, so that the first use would expand properly the acronym even if \glspl is used. Suppose now that I have added a new key in order to ...
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glossaries with tikzDevice

I am using tikzDevice to run my R-scripts within latex. This is my code -- \documentclass{article} \usepackage[acronym]{glossaries} \usepackage{tikz} \makeglossaries \newacronym{gcd}{GCD}{...
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Overfull \hbox warnings for the glossary option “style=long” when using KOMA-Script?

I always get an overfull \hbox warning when I compile a glossary with the glossaries package and the option style=long. Also the warning occurs only with KOMA-Script classes and not with the standard ...
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Glossaries in a scrbook with three columns

I want to print a normal glossary with three columns: The name, the description and the page list. It works fine if the documentclass is a book. It doesn't matter if I'm using external programs like ...
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glossaries: display `see` reference but not page numbers

I am trying to display the see cross references but not the page numbers in my document. I understood that it's impossible with the means provided by standard, so I tried to use \renewcommand*{\...
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“\printglossaries” prints nothing [duplicate]

I make a glossaries with the following snippet of code, \documentclass{article} \usepackage[toc,nonumberlist]{glossaries} \makeglossaries \newacronym{NGI}{NGI}{Next-Generation Internet} \newcommand{...
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pageref in glossary entry points to wrong page

In the following MWE I have a \pageref in a glossary entry. It points to page 1 instead of to page 4: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{kantlipsum} \usepackage{hyperref} \usepackage[nonumberlist]{...
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Using glossaries package with Texmaker (running PDFLaTex)

Currently I am using the acronym package to generate a glossary of acronyms, but I would like to also have a glossary of mathematical symbols. Therefore, I am looking to move to the glossaries package....
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How to change the font for acronym descriptions using glossaries

I am using glossaries and want to change the appearance of my acronym descriptions to a font without serifs. I managed to change the acronym name but can't seem to find a switch to change the ...
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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 install language modules for the glossaries package

I've updated to the latest version (v 4.12) of the glossaries package on a miktex installation under windows. Now I get two warnings from the glossaries package: Package glossaries Warning: No ...
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Can't compile glossary

Sorry for the newbie question, but I can't figure out where to check. I'm writing a thesis and this is my main document: \documentclass[a4paper,numbers=enddot,oneside]{report} \usepackage[T1]{...
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Strange sorting of Greek letters using glossaries with xindy

When TeXing the attached MWE using xindy for sorting, the Greek entries are sorted between the Latin letters "R" and "S" while they are sorted after the Latin Letters when not using xindy. How can ...
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improper alphabetic constant with glossaries

I've come through an issue while using the glossaries package which returns the "improper alphabetic constant" error when trying to add an entry like \newglossaryentry{CSV} { name={\emph{comma ...
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Context-sensitive braces with glossaries

I use the glossaries package for handling my acronyms. On first use, I want the acronyms to be printed in the form "long (short)". However, it may well be that the text where an acronym is used for ...
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Suppressing page numbers for some entries in glossaries

I am using the glossaries package. I want to suppress the page number for some items in my glossaries. I know printglossary's nonumberlist option suppresses page numbers for all items. Is there a ...
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Glossaries description with easylist

I'm trying to use easylist in the description of my glossaries entries. However, the list easylist isn't formatting. Does anyone know how to get this to work? I've tried using the \Activate and \...
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Force hyphenation of glossary term in-text

In English, you sometimes want to add hyphens when the order of words can make the meaning ambiguous. Example: Confusing: Springfield has little town charm. Better: Springfield has little-town ...
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Difference in behaviour of glossaries in article and beamer

I'm using glossaries-extra in a beamer-document to typeset acronyms and a glossary. As it is good practice in german texts to italize english technical terms I wanted to do so with some acronyms, too. ...
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glossary problem [closed]

I have the following code that works fine: \documentclass[10pt,a4paper]{report} \usepackage[paper=a4paper,twoside=true,lmargin=2.5cm,rmargin=2.5cm, tmargin=2.5cm, bmargin=2.5cm, bindingoffset=0cm]{...
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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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Glossary entries mixing up

In our report, we included a multicolumn glossary. Everything up to the customization works fine, apart from some entries that mix up, for example: \newglossaryentry{PID}{ name={PID}, description={...
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makeglossaries issue [closed]

I am working on my thesis and I want to make a list of acronyms. When I use \printglossary only some terms are printed and sometimes neither of them! I copy the MWE and then the error that appears ...
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Second use of `gls` prints whole acronym-definition again when using inside tikzpicture

I encountered a problem with glossaries and tikz. When using \gls inside a tikzpicture the second use of \gls prints the whole thing again, not only the acronym. Is there some kind of problem I don't ...
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\printglossaries hangs in the presence of both enumitem and beamerarticle [closed]

Finally, I could pinpoint my question: What can interfere with glossaries to prevent printing? It looks like a combined interference happens here. \printglossaries will hang, if you uncomment \...
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glossaries child numbering

I'm using enumerate in my glossaries entries. Some entries have children. The default for children is numbering with the same style as enumerate. Is there any way to change the child numbering from ...
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Errors with umlauts in glossary lable

If i use umlauts in the glossary lable, latex does throw alot of exeptions, one of them: Missing \endcsname inserted. ...lgröße}{name={},plural={},description={}} MWE: \documentclass[pdftex]{...
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glossaries vs acro

There are two big packages for managing acronyms/glossaries: acro and glossaries. Both seem to overlap pretty heavily: They both allow you to define acronyms, use them in the text, use different forms ...
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See-option gets removed when using nonumberlist with glossaries

as seen in the following MWE, the see-option of a newglossaryentry-acronym which refers to a normal glossary entry gets removed when printed. Removing the nonumberlist-option of the glossaries-package ...
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Setting up xindy with texniccenter

I am trying to get xindy to work with texniccenter. I know I'm supposed to build a new output profile but I'm not sure how. I want to make 2 glossaries, one for acronyms and one for symbols. My code ...
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How to make a *Simple* acronym list, with no in-document usage or separate compiling?

I would like to print a simple list of acronyms at the beginning of my dissertation, something like: Acronyms USA - United States of America NBA - National Basketball Association PIN - Personal ...
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Capitalizing each word in \glsentrylong

\documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article} \usepackage{glossaries} \makeatletter \let\oldmakefirstuc\makefirstuc \renewcommand*{\makefirstuc}[1]{% \def\gls@add@space{}% \mfu@capitalisewords#1 \@nil\...
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Update glossary-tree.sty

I am using Tex Live 2015, and I am trying to produce a glossary using the glossaries package. The style that I am trying to use is alttree. In order to use this you need to define the width of the ...
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Glossaries not printing out fully on first use any more

I'm writing in a rather large document, closing to 90 pages soon in PDF format. So far, glossaries have been working wonderfully, but now it seems to be a bit buggy after having so many entries (99 ...
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Glossaries and custom section headings broken

I've a document, where I use the glossaries to manage acronyms for me. Sometimes, I use a \gls{} command inside a section heading, and I have defined page headers to have the current section heading. ...
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latexmk reaches maximum runs when including new glossaries entries

I have a problem with latexmk and the glossaries package. I have a large `scrbook' document organised with a main file and several chapter files. In my preamble I have a large quantity of acronyms ...
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Sorting a list alphabetically by a Macro output

this is an extended question taken by Alphabetically display the items in itemize The solution posted by Werner is amazing. But what I need is to sort by a value of a macro. For example \foo{Label} ...
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Warn if text item should be a glossary entry

I'm writing a large document and I have several glossary entries and one thing that worries me is my potential to miss a glossary entry. An example would be: Glossary entries: \usepackage[acronym]{...
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How to tweak expansion of glossary entry in section/chapter title and ToC?

I'm using glossaries to generate my acronyms. Sometimes the first definition of the acronym is placed in a section or chapter title. When I generate the ToC, then obviously that will become the first ...
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Glossary terms appear in full in the list of figures

I am using the command gls to create a glossary at the beginning of my thesis. However if I use the command for example in the caption of a figure environment, then the only time the full text ...
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Glossaries Package: No long form the first time using an acronym

Every time an acronym is used for the first time, the glossaries package (GP) includes the long form in the text. I don't want GP to do that (the abbreviations are clear/they can be looked up in the ...
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Adding symbols to glossary entry and limit to description field?

I used an answer provided by Geoffrey Jones regarding how to create a Lexicon of sorts (unmodified code): \documentclass{article} \newcommand*{\glossaryname}{Dictionary} \usepackage[nonumberlist]{...
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Introduction for glossary with glossaries package

I'm using the glossaries package, with both a Glossary and List of acronyms. I'd like to make some general comments in the Glossary before the entries begin. Something like: Many of the definitions ...