{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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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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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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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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Suppress symbol in nomenclature after first use

I have a probably strange requirement. Normally in nomenclature using glossaries package, the symbol is the only thing printed after the first use onwards, but i need the opposite. After first use ...
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\pagestyle{ruled} adds superfluous text in glossary

I'm writing my thesis using the memoir package, using \pagestyle{ruled}, and have created glossaries for a glossary and an acronym list. The resulting pdf, contains the superfluous text "Glossary" and ...
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Problem using package acronym

I am using acronym package to create the list of Acronyms. I am using Acronym1.tex containing the definition of all the acronyms. However here is the list of problems I am facing. I have to sort the ...
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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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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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How to configure TexStudio editor to use glossaries package with makeglossaries and xindy or how to configure TexStudio to use arara?

Xindy is an efficient indexing tool, it is an external perl-based application that ships readily with TexLive distribution but not with MikTeX, for the latter one you need to install it manually, this ...
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\usepackage{glossaries} with 3 columns

I need to have extra column in the glossary. My application is list of symbols with symbol description units \documentclass{article} \usepackage{glossaries} \makeglossaries ...
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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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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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Two column glossary

I'm having a problem similar to this: Two-column longtable or tabular. I want the same result -- that is a two column glossary (ie a total of 4 columns) where a list of abbreviations and their ...
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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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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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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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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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Suppress the glossary expansion at first occurance

I am using the glossaries package to generate the glossary in my report. However, I am using the entries first time in a Table where it is expanding in the form (Description). I would like to ...
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Custom glossary environment improvement

This is a followup question about the code provided by Nicola Talbot in this question: Automated generation of equation key TL;DR: Defines new environment alignglos which can be used to wrap ...
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Glossaries: suppress pages when using glsaddall

I would like to generate an index of notation using the glossaries-package such that certain page numbers are suppressed. It is easy to define some standard notation and include it in the index using ...
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Using the glossaries package in other languages.

I have just started using the glossaries package, and as I'm writing my documents in icelandic I run into a certain problem. The glossaries package assumes the words are in two forms, singular or ...
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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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How to affect the vertical gap between the glossary's name and its body

I'm using the glossaries package for producing of nomenclature/symbols/acronyms lists, but I don't know how to influence the vertical gap between the glossary title and the first glossary entry. ...
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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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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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Using Texmaker with glossaries on Windows

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 ...
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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} ...
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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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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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How to configure TexStudio editor to use Xindy?

I am using TexStudio editor for LaTeXing, I want to use Xindy engine though for indexing, in the commands of TexStudio, I found there is a default command for texdindy as in the image below. But how ...
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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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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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Glossary with no title

I have a glossary printed in two columns, but the title is printed on the first columns: If I print separatly the title I have: How I can avoid to print again 'Glossario' with the command ...
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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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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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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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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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glossary does not appear

I've placed \usepackage{glossaries} \makeglossaries just before \begin{document} as recommended in my preamble. After the main part of my paper I've placed \newpage \printglossaries \newpage ...
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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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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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glossaries: including an entry without page location

In the glossaries package, \glssee{label}{aaa,bbb,ccc,ddd} will cross-reference entries, but it doesn't include the referenced entry if it is not otherwise included in the glossary. (e.g. there will ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 ...