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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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How to achieve nomenclature entries like: symbol, Description, Dimension and unit, etc?

The title is pretty much I want to ask. More detail, the nomenclature entries should be sorted in groups like: Nomenclature Acronyms Symbol Description % no Dimensions and Units ...
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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 create both list of abbreviations and list of nomenclature using nomencl package?

I have searched for the whole day online, but all the threads indicate only realizing one of the lists by using nomencl package. I want to create both list of abbreviations AND list of nomenclature ...
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align list of symbols with dash

I'm trying to make a list of symbols and I have something like this P --- pressure eta --- viscosity lambda(P,T) --- thermal conductivity ... I need to align this list with dash symbol. I tried ...
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Using package nomencl

I have used the package nomencl. In my code I have incorporated the \nomenclature as well. But when I compile, it is not showing me any results. My code is : ...
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Make nomenclature sort math correctly

I am sorting my nomenclature as suggested by the nomencl package documentation, but \dot{q} is being sorted before a and v, where as the desired sort is: a \dot{q} v The existence of a default ...
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List of abbreviation

I want to display a list of abbreviation in two columns and list each abbreviation preceded by the corresponding letter. for example : A AAR .... AG .... i use the package nomencl : below the ...
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List of symbols/abbreviations and macros

It's on my task list for a while now, and this post made me ask a follow up question which is, in my mind, a missing part when setting such a list. As an example, think of the standard notation of an ...
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Invoking makeindex for nomencl

I have spent many many hours failing to implement nomencl for my PhD thesis. The problem seems to be with invoking makeindex and creating the .nls file I keep reading that I must invoke makeindex or ...
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How to leave nomenclature list out of table of contents

In my thesis, I have a table of contents, list of figures, list of tables and a list of symbols and nomenclature generated with nomencl (in that order). The lists of figures and tables do not appear ...
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Difference between a nomenclature section and a glossary

This is not a technical question. I'm writing a thesis and I have found out about MakeIndex, which allows building a glossary and the nominal package, which helps making a nomenclature section. So, ...
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Nomencl Reference Section Number

I'm writing a PhD thesis that includes many similar symbols. Therefore, I'd like to list in the nomenclature the section number at which each symbol is initially using (and therefore defined in the ...
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What should I build my new nomenclature package on top of?

This question led to a new package: concepts This is a major edit. In my previous attempt I overgeneralized, which obfuscated my real question. I'd like to write a new package which I want ...
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Change the nomenclature from Chapter to Section

How can I change Nomenclature from a chapter to section in a report I am using \section*{Nomenclature} \addcontentsline{toc}{section}{Nomenclature} \renewcommand{\nomname}{} \printnomenclature ...
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Fail to sort nomenclature using prefix

I'm trying to get my nomenclature to sort alphabetically, including word with accent. Basics! Well, I read all \nomencl documentation and many of your expert answers here... So I tried different ...
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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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Vertical spacing between equations and text

I'm running into an issue where if I add \nomenclature{$a$}{A}% after an equation it adds extra space. I have many equations and half of them require the \nomenclature command, however, those that ...
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Error: could not start the command in Texmaker when I run makeindex

I'm trying to create a nomenclature but I'm getting the following error when I run makeindex: Error: Could not start the command This error appears even with this basic example: ...
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How to align dotfill to the right

I use the following command below to make my list of nomenclature to look like the list of contents, but I am a bit disturbed by the fact that the dots between the text belonging to a symbol in the ...
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How to typeset mathematical symbols (with index, etc) always the same way and easily?

When I started to write my thesis I decided not to make things too complicated and to just type mathematical symbols each time they appear, like $V_{s1}$ or ${CV_{D,\, \mathrm{Si}}^{*}}$ Now, finally ...
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List of Symbols?

I'm trying to make a list of symbols that looks a lot like the one shown here But I'm having some trouble making 2 columns that are spaced in that manner for the 2 pages I have for my list. Can ...
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Problem with the nomenclature?

I am trying to use the nomencl package. I am following an excellent looking guide available here: http://www.cs.brown.edu/system/software/latex/doc/nomencl.pdf However, I can't for the life of me ...
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nomencl package doesn't allow exclamation marks in keys

I am using the nomencl package, and so far it has worked out flawlessly. However, today I decided to introduce some notation that includes an exclamation mark, and it failed. There is a minimal ...
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Nomenclature not aligned

I have a nomenclature section in my paper where I defined my symbols. For example: \documentclass[twocolumn,10pt]{asme2e} \addtolength{\textwidth}{-1pt} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{amsmath} ...
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Grouped multi-column nomenclature

I'd like to print a multicolumn nomenclature list that consists of several groups. At the moment, using the grouping approach described in the manual and with a code snippet from ...
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How to include notation using nomencl in document?

I've been trying to use the nomencl package to start a table of notation. I'm using the example code included in the documentation: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{nomencl} \makenomenclature ...
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Using Nomenclature and emacs

I'm learning how to \usepackage{nomencl}. So far so good. I added the nomenclature compile option to the Emacs commands by editing my .emacs file, adding: ;; nomenclature for latex (eval-after-load ...
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Issue in the package “nomencl”

When I issue the command makeindex thesis22May.nlo -s nomencl.ist -o thesis22May.nls in Dos prompt, it creates thesis22May.nls file which I use during compilation of the main thesis22May.tex to ...
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List of abbreviations

Is there a way to get an alphabetical list of abbreviations automatically? At the moment I have: \begin{longtable}{ll} APC & antigeen-presenterende cel \\ \end{longtable} I use longtable ...
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nomenclature hyphenation

I'm using \makenomenclature and \printnomenclature.. I have searched since yesterday for solution with nomenclature, but found nothing. Do anybody have a solution? I don't want do it with glossary, ...
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Manually sorting nomenclature elements (with grouping)

I am using nomencl package and I have grouped Nomenclature section into List of Abbreviations and List of Symbols. The order in List of Symbols is not what I wanted. how is it possible to sort the ...
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New line in a Nomenclature label conflicts with \nomgroup

Following the solution given in New line in a Nomenclature I am using \renewcommand{\nomlabel}[1]{\smash{\parbox[t]{1.5cm}{#1}}\hfil} However, it conflicts with the \nomgroup (see below). Code ...
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How to enlarge title font size of nomenclature

I use these codes (in preamble): \usepackage{tocloft} \renewcommand{\cfttoctitlefont}{\LARGE\bfseries} That used for customize the font size of "Table of Content" to be LARGE (about 18pt). So that ...
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Notation table in each Chapter/Part

I am currently writing a large document (book class divided into several parts) and would like to introduce suitable notation tables at the beginning of each part of the document. Up to now I have ...
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nomencl with units, nomgroups and longtable

I use nomencl with nomgroups and nomunit. The only way I achieved to properly align it is given in the picture. It was produced using the methods of the documentation. The file.ist is standard, ...
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Nomenclature as a chapter

Using nomencl I am trying to make a nomenclature at the end of my PhD thesis. But the header of the previous chapter (in this case the appendix) is printed on the second page. How can I change the ...
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Concatenate macro name \foo + bar ==> \foobar

If in a command \foo is one of my arguments, e.g. #1 how can I do a \def for \foobar, i.e., define a command with bar added to #1? Specifically I try the following \documentclass{scrbook} ...
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How to stop nomencl using the page headers of the previous section

In this example the second page of the nomenclature is entitled list of tables, inheriting it's title from the previous section. How do I change the title of the second page to nomenclature? ...
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How to include un-numbered sections in additional ToC?

This is a follow-up question to: Contents page in two different languages Now with a working second language table of contents I have tried including parts of the article such as the table of ...
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How to make nomenclature entries indent?

The nomenclature entries is left align without indent by default: \printnomenclature[2.5 cm] See e.g. I want to make these symbols indent from left margin for 1 ex or 1 em. But I have just ...
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Sort nomenclature according to description, rather than symbol, whilst using subgroups

I would like to know how to sort a nomenclature according to the description, and not the symbol, whilst still making use of subgroups (e.g. separate groups for subscripts, superscripts etc)? The ...
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Format nomencl in table style

For my thesis I wwant to format the nomencl in the same style as the rest. Simply put this means I want the nomencl to appear as follows: Symbol Quantity Unit t Time s rest ...
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nomencl package and vertical bar |

I am using the nomencl package; however, it seems that my nomenclature entries which contain a vertical bar | in math mode are not handled properly. Is this a known issue, and is there a suggested ...
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More than one nomenclature/acronyms list in the document

I would like to have more than one nomenclature/acronyms in my document: Below every equation At the beginning of the document a complete nomenclature of all symbols used. Do you know whether it ...
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Complex nomenclature entries in LyX

When I try to make a particularly complex nomenclature entry - in particular, inserting curly braces, and in specific, $E_{\left(A_i|B_I\right)}$ - the result simply doesn't appear in when the ...
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Nomenclature sorting and latex code coming first

I am using LyX, which uses Nomenclature package, I guess. As you see in the screenshot 1, \hat{p} comes before everything else. How can I send it back where the other p's are? Many thanks.
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automatic nomenclature breaks with subfigure

I am using the method recommended in List of symbols/abbreviations and macros to automatically generate an entry to the nomenclature (nomencl package) when I first use a command, i.e. ...
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nomencl+hyperref: Clickable links when entry appears in text?

Is it somehow possible to create a nomenclature using the nomencl package in conjunction with the hyperref package, so that whenever a nomenclature entry appears in the main text, it is actually a ...
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Nomenclature, acronym or glossary?

This isn't a technical or LaTeX code question, but more of a "what should I be using for X?" question. I am writing up my PhD. It is an Engineering PhD and I have mostly abbreviations (i.e. ...