I am trying to make two glossary lists, one with acronyms and one with abbreviation. I have followed the guide on http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/LaTeX/Glossary but replaced include{} with input{}. In Texstudio I get the error message "could not start the command: pdflatex.exe..". In Texworks it runs without error message but does not display the list.

The setup In preamble:

\usepackage[acronym,xindy]{glossaries} % nomain, 

In Acronyms.tex

\newacronym{pmw}{PMW}{Passive microwave imager}
\newglossaryentry{qobs}{name = $Q_{obs,t}$ , description = Observed discharge}

In master document


In tex document I refer to the abbreviation like


Is there an easier way to make an abbreviation or acronym list?

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    Please add a minimal working example (MWE) that illustrates your problem. It will be much easier for us to reproduce your situation and find out what the issue is when we see compilable code, starting with \documentclass{...} and ending with \end{document}. Instead of \include{Acronyms} add some entries of this file. Especially somewhere in your code must gpcc exist. – Speravir Feb 25 '14 at 16:54
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    Also don't use include to input the file containing your definitions. See Why shouldn't I use \include to include my glossary definitions? – Nicola Talbot Feb 25 '14 at 17:12
  • Nicola: I replaced \include with \input and my document now runs with TexWorks but is not displaying the list (abbreviation are used in documents used to compile). In TexStudio I get the error message "Error: Could not start the command: pdflatex.exe -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode "Document".tex"up. – user3036038 Feb 25 '14 at 20:28
  • Did you run makeglossaries after pdflatex? – Nicola Talbot Feb 27 '14 at 12:04
  • The following might help: How to makeglossaries with TeXworks and MiKTeX and Perl scripts – Nicola Talbot Feb 27 '14 at 12:23

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