# Trouble making a glossary

I have been trying to make a glossary using the package glossaries, I am clearly doing something wrong as I keep gettin errors when compiling the document.

I have the following:

1. Create a document (glosario.tex) with all the definitions, for me most of them are acronyms so I have defined them the following way: \acro{CCTV}{\emph{Close Circuit Television}}

2. Add the following commands to my preamble:

\usepackage[toc]{glossaries} % Load the package with the acronym option
\makeglossaries{glosario} % Generate the glossary
\printglossary[type=\acronymtype] % prints just the list of acronyms


Despite trying several thing this doesn't seem to work. Anyone know what I am doing wrong and how this can be solved?

• glossaries doesn't define \acro. Also, \makeglossaries doesn't have an argument. You need to load glosario.tex with \loadglsentries. Try the beginner's guide for some examples. – Nicola Talbot Apr 21 '16 at 9:20

Create a document (glosario.tex) with all the definitions, for me most of them are acronyms so I have defined them the following way: \acro{CCTV}{\emph{Close Circuit Television}}

You seem to be mixing up packages. glossaries doesn't define \acro.

\usepackage[toc]{glossaries} % Load the package with the acronym option

This isn't loading the package with the acronym option. It's loading it with the toc option.

\makeglossaries{glosario} % Generate the glossary

The \makeglossaries command doesn't have an argument

Your glosario.tex file needs to be loaded using \loadglsentries. Example glossario.tex:

\newacronym{CCTV}{CCTV}{Closed Circuit Television}


Main document:

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage[acronym,toc]{glossaries}

\makeglossaries

% Define a style the emphasizes the long form:

\newacronymstyle{em-long-short}
{%
\GlsUseAcrEntryDispStyle{long-short}%
}%
{%
\GlsUseAcrStyleDefs{long-short}%
\renewcommand*{\genacrfullformat}[2]{%
\emph{\glsentrylong{##1}}##2\space
(\firstacronymfont{\glsentryshort{##1}})%
}%
\renewcommand*{\Genacrfullformat}[2]{%
\emph{\Glsentrylong{##1}}##2\space
(\firstacronymfont{\glsentryshort{##1}})%
}%
\renewcommand*{\genplacrfullformat}[2]{%
\emph{\glsentrylongpl{##1}}##2\space
(\firstacronymfont{\glsentryshortpl{##1}})%
}%
\renewcommand*{\Genplacrfullformat}[2]{%
\emph{\Glsentrylongpl{##1}}##2\space
(\firstacronymfont{\Glsentryshortpl{##1}})%
}%
}

\setacronymstyle{em-long-short}

\begin{document}
First use: \gls{CCTV}. Next use: \gls{CCTV}.

\printglossary[type=\acronymtype]
\end{document}


Steps to build this document: latex, makeglossaries, latex (or pdflatex instead of latex). If you can't work out how to run makeglossaries, just add automake to the package option list:

\usepackage[automake,toc,acronym]{glossaries}


This produces:

Alternatively:

File glosario.tex:

\newabbreviation{CCTV}{CCTV}{Closed Circuit Television}


Main file:

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage[automake,abbreviations]{glossaries-extra}

\makeglossaries

\setabbreviationstyle{long-short}

\renewcommand{\glsfirstlongdefaultfont}[1]{\emph{#1}}

\begin{document}
First use: \gls{CCTV}. Next use: \gls{CCTV}.

\printabbreviations
\end{document}


This produces:

• The 1st example above gives me the following, No pdf file. Why? (C:\Full_TeX\texmf\tex\generic\xkeyval\xkeyval.tex \XKV@toks=\toks14 \XKV@tempa@toks=\toks15 \XKV@depth=\count87 File: xkeyval.tex 2012/10/14 v2.6b key=value parser (HA) (C:\Full_TeX\texmf\tex\generic\xkeyval\keyval.tex))) ! LaTeX Error: File mfirstuc.sty' not found. Type X to quit or <RETURN> to proceed, or enter new name. (Default extension: sty) Enter file name: ! Emergency stop. l.46 \RequirePackage {textcase} – Olga K Apr 21 '16 at 9:53
• @OlgaK You need to install the mfirstuc package. You should be able to do this through your TeX package manager. – Nicola Talbot Apr 21 '16 at 9:58
• I have MikTex Options - Refresh bases on fly, and normally it downloads and install all packages listed in preambula itself. But not for this case – Olga K Apr 21 '16 at 10:15
• I've tried to add \usepackage{mfirstuc}`, still no result – Olga K Apr 21 '16 at 10:17
• @NicolaTalbot I am using the second option which seems to be working a bit better as the first one didn't add the glossary to my document. When using the secon option a new page is added to document saying: "This document is incomplete. The external file associated with the glossaty 'abbreviations' (which should be called JCG_TFG.gls-abr) hasn't been created." – Neptune Apr 21 '16 at 10:44