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I'm writing a long document with a lot of math in it. While I write, I would like to be able to keep track of whether I've used a certain symbol before or not. I tried making a table, but I gave up at 2 pages. Is there a better way to do this in latex?

Edit: I'll try the nomencl and glossary packages like you guys suggest. The example output in the documentation looks nice. Thanks for the replies.

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    Indexing the symbols with the nomencl package you could print the list of used symbols with references to pages and/or equations where they appear. – Bernard Jun 15 '14 at 11:02
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    There is also glossaries package. – user11232 Jun 15 '14 at 12:46
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    Welcome to TeX.SE. – Peter Grill Jun 16 '14 at 5:27
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As mentioned in comments, the packages nomencl or glossaries are able to give you what you need.

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