I'm trying to create a glossary using the glossaries package at the end of my document, however, even I copying examples, the document is not showing the glossary. What is wrong with my code, or what I'm doing wrong?


    description={Is a mark up language specially suited 
    for scientific documents}

    description={Mathematics is what mathematicians do}
\gls{latex} and \gls{maths}\par

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EXTRA QUESTION: What is the difference between \makeglossary and \makeglossaries, and \printglossary and \printglossaries

  • @Schweinebacke makeglossaries program? No, I have not run this program. Is it avaliable for download somwhere? How can I run it? – Daniel Valencia C. Nov 8 '17 at 13:24
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    \makeglossary is just a synonym for \makeglossaries. (The obsolete glossary package which glossaries replaced used \makeglossary, so the name was allowed to make it easier for users transferring from glossary to glossaries. The new name \makeglossaries emphasizes that glossaries can have multiple glossaries.) \makeglossary isn't documented in the glossaries manual so it's best to stick with \makeglossaries as modifications to \makeglossaries may not be reflected in \makeglossary. – Nicola Talbot Nov 8 '17 at 13:25
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    The makeglossaries program is provided with the glossaries package. You need to add it to your build process. – Nicola Talbot Nov 8 '17 at 13:25
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    There's also a Lua alternative makeglossaries-lite that doesn't require Perl. It doesn't have all the features of makeglossaries but it's fine for documents that just use makeindex. What are you using to build your document? If it's TeXWorks you could try the question How to makeglossaries with TeXworks? – Nicola Talbot Nov 8 '17 at 13:33
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    The difference between \printglossary and \printglossaries is that \printglossary only displays a single glossary (and has an optional argument to change the defaults) whereas \printglossaries does \printglossary for each defined glossary. – Nicola Talbot Nov 8 '17 at 13:35

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