# List of glossaries not displaying

I am using the following code for the list of glossaries, but the list of glossaries do not generate (the code compiles well). Can anybody suggest what may be the problem?

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[acronym]{glossaries}
\makeglossaries
\begin{document}
\newglossaryentry{utc}{Coordinated Universal Time}
\newglossaryentry{est}{Eastern Standard Time}

The code is for testing the glossaries list.

\printglossaries
\end{document}

• A tip: If you indent lines by 4 spaces, they'll be marked as a code sample. You can also highlight the code and click the "code" button (with "{}" on it). – user31729 Jul 20 '14 at 13:22
• You seem to have no commands like \glsadd{utc} in your document. Defining a glossary entry via \newglossaryentry does not provide a glossary at all. – user31729 Jul 20 '14 at 13:27
• I think you may be wanting \newacronym rather than \newglossaryentry, given you have used the acronym option. (In which case, you need an extra argument \newacronym{utc}{utc}{Coordinated Universal Time}.) Also, I recommend you move the definitions to the preamble as in @ChristianHupfer's answer (see Drawbacks With Defining Entries in the Document Environment) – Nicola Talbot Jul 20 '14 at 13:41
• @NicolaTalbot: I already wondered about the entries in the document section, and about the acronym option etc, but I did not want to change too much on the MWE – user31729 Jul 20 '14 at 13:45

There are some keys missing in the definition of the glossary entries, amongst other issues.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[acronym]{glossaries}

\newglossaryentry{utc}{name=utc,description={Coordinated Universal Time}}
\newglossaryentry{est}{name=est,description={Eastern Standard Time}}

\makeglossaries
\begin{document}

The code is for testing the glossaries list.

%Adding the acronyms to the glossary without displaying them here:

\printglossaries
\end{document}


Compile, for example, with this 'pipeline'

pdflatex foo

makeindex -s foo.ist -o foo.gls foo.glo

pdflatex foo

Edit See the comment by user cmhughes for other ways to generate the document with the glossary.

Edit Usage of the makeglossaries script is of course much easier in order to generate the glossaries.

For further usage, I refer to the documentation of the package, see for example http://mirrors.ctan.org/macros/latex/contrib/glossaries/glossariesbegin.pdf

• +1 note that you can simply use glsaddall instead of manually using \gls for all of the different entries; also, there is the makeglossaries script which is (afaik) a shortcut for the makeindex command you gave. there's also arara, which can help :) – cmhughes Jul 20 '14 at 13:41
• @cmhughes: I think I heard of \glsaddall, but I never use it, but thanks. As well for \makeglossaries etc. I am just accustomed to call it by hand or in a makefile – user31729 Jul 20 '14 at 13:43
• I show following error for the same code. "Input index file acronyms.idx not found. Usage: makeindex [-ilqrcgLT] [-s sty] [-o ind] [-t log] [-p num] [idx0 idx1 ...]". CAn you please suggest what is wrong? – mustamus Jul 21 '14 at 16:41
• @mustamus: See my (already yesterday written) pipeline of compiling this document. It is also described in the documentation – user31729 Jul 21 '14 at 17:00

I think the problem is that after assigning all the \gls{} to your terms, you need to compile the file once.

Then in the command line type:

makeglossaries Filename
makeindex -s Filename.ist -t Filename.glg -o Filename.gls Filename.glo
makeindex -s Filename.ist -t Filename.alg -o Filename.acr Filename.acn


The tricky part here is to first compile all your code. Then make/update these files by running the command written here and then compiling your code again. In other words, you need to compile twice for the glossary to appear.