I am generating my glossaries (perl installed) with


and they are all created and shown in my pdf when I create them the first time.

Over the time my glossaries change and new ones are added etc. But when I call make glossaries again they aren't updated. Regardless on how many times a call the command.

The only way to "refresh" them is to delete all temporary files from the tex-compilation and compile everything again.

But that can't be right, right? :)

Hopefully somebody can help me.

Grettings Lukas

Edit: Thanks so far!

I do all the recompiling before and after "makeglossaries".

In addition I experience the following:

  • Only existing glossaries aren't changing after e.g. I fixed a typo in the description or want to have another \first occurence.
  • Completely new entries are added after the whole recompiling/makeglossaries process and shown as they should.

Her is my MWE including (hopefully) all relevant information:

%[...] other packages, commands, etc.
\usepackage[toc, nonumberlist, acronym, translate=babel]{glossaries} 
%[...] includes, etc. ...
  • \IfFileExists{\jobname.glo} is where I'd start. – 1010011010 May 27 '14 at 15:48
  • Welcome to TeX SE! That is certainly not how it works for me (and I don't do anything special to check file existence or whatever). However, without a minimal working example (MWE) that illustrates your problem, it is hard to say what the problem might be. 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}. – cfr May 28 '14 at 1:21
  • Afterthought: you do recompile before rerunning makeglossaries and then recompile again, right? – cfr May 28 '14 at 1:22
  • Have you defined your entries in the preamble or in the document environment? If you've defined them in the document environment then you need two LaTeX runs + makeglossaries + LaTeX before you see the effects of your changes as mentioned in the section Drawbacks With Defining Entries in the Document Environment of the user manual. If that doesn't fix it a MWE is required. – Nicola Talbot May 31 '14 at 12:03
  • Move \input{Inhalt/glossaries} to the preamble, remove the .glsdefs file (if it exists) and retry. – Nicola Talbot Jun 2 '14 at 9:16

I'm new here, but as you only made a comments and no answer I have to answer my own question. It seems that is allowed :)

Nicola Talbot was right:

Move \input{Inhalt/glossaries} to the preamble, remove the .glsdefs file (if it exists) and retry

Now if I change a glossary I don't even have to run "makeglossaries" again to make the change effective.

Thanks and Regards, Lukas

  • Answering your own question is indeed allowed - even encouraged. When the answer comes from a comment you can either do what you did, thanking as you did, or ask the commenter to post her comment as an answer. – Ethan Bolker Jun 2 '14 at 13:40
  • I had an error with entries occurring twice in the glossary, removing the .glsdefs files did the trick for me – bene-we Jan 2 at 9:48

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