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After my question here: Format nomencl in table style

Everything ran smooth, however, the list expanded and I was in the need to take advantage of the longtable properties: i.e. repeating the header and footer.

The nomentbl script for makeindex was slighty modified as follows:

actual '@'
quote '%'
delim_0   ""
delim_1   ""
delim_2   ""
item_0    ""
delim_t   " \\\\\n"
line_max  1000
headings_flag       1
group_skip        "[1.1\\parskip]"
preamble "\n\\begin{thenomenclature}\n
\\begin{longtable}[l]{p{\\textwidth*\\real{0.10}}p{\\textwidth*\\real{0.65}}c!    {\\extracolsep{0pt}}lll}
\\toprule \\\\
\\multicolumn{1}{l}{Symbol}&\\multicolumn{1}{l}{Quantity}& \\multicolumn{1}{l}{Unit}     \\\\%% <------ header here
\\midrule \\\\ "
 postamble "\\bottomrule\\\\\n\\end{longtable}\n\\end{thenomenclature}\n" 
 keyword "\\nomenclatureentry"

%%
%%


\endinput

The basic nomenclature declaration looks as follows:

 \makenomenclature
 \nomenclature[a ]{$A$}{Area}{m2}{}

Which ran smoothly up until I changed everything to get the header and footer repeated.

The error I get is as follows:

! Missing } inserted
<inserted text>
}
1.18 \bottomrule

I double checked all the accolades, but I could not isolate the problem. I reduced my abbreviations to just one in order to found the error, but without luck.

Any suggestion to improve/fix this?

NLS file output:

 \begin{thenomenclature}
 %
 \begin{longtable}[l]%
 {p{\textwidth*\real{0.15}}p{\textwidth*\real{0.65}}c!{\extracolsep{0pt}}lll}
 \toprule \\ 

 \multicolumn{1}{l}{Symbol}&\multicolumn{1}{l}{Quantity}& \multicolumn{1}{l}{Unit} \\%% <------ header here
 \midrule \\
 \endhead 
 {$A$}&\begingroup Area\endgroup &\begingroup m2\endgroup &\begingroup \endgroup      &\begingroup \nomeqref {0}\nompageref{i}, \nompageref{ix} \\
 \bottomrule\endfoot
 \end{longtable}
 \end{thenomenclature}

Changes made

  • added \endinput to the end of the above nomtbl script
  • added nls file
  • Extra observation: commenting out \printnomenclature lets the LaTeX compile; the problem is isolated to nomenclature issues (this topic)
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  • Please, show the first 25 lines of the .nlo file.
    – egreg
    Commented Mar 13, 2012 at 20:48
  • Sorry, the .nls file.
    – egreg
    Commented Mar 13, 2012 at 21:08
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    sorry I know nothing of this package but `\\endfoot\n\\end{longtable}\n\` looks distinctly wrong, the foot needs to be specified at the start of the table. As it is the entire table would be in the repeated foot section. Commented Mar 13, 2012 at 21:19
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    also your last entry above has a \begingroup with no matching \endgroup Commented Mar 13, 2012 at 21:22
  • Ok, well, I got it back working paritally because some how everything got messed up. It does work if I leave out these in front of the \printnomencl command: % \tableofcontents % \listoffigures % \listoftables Commented Mar 13, 2012 at 23:20

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Finally, after a night of coding, I found out the problem. Hereby I want to contribute with my adapted nomenbtl.ist file, using longtable and suitable for multiple pages:

 %%
 %% This is file `nomentbl.ist',
 %% generated with the docstrip utility.
 %%
 %% The original source files were:
 %%
 %% nomentbl.dtx  (with options: `idxstyle')
 %% 
 %% Copyright (C) 2006 by Brian Elmegaard <[email protected]>
 %% 
 %% This file can be redistributed and/or modified under the terms
 %% of the LaTeX Project Public License distributed from CTAN
 %% archives in the directory macros/latex/base/lppl.txt; either
 %% version 1.2 of the license, or (at your option) any later version.
 %% 
 %% Nomenclature style file for MAKEINDEX.
 %% For nomentbl v0.4
 %% 
 %% Written by Brian Elmegaard
 %% 

 %% RdN March 2012: adapted this script to facilitate two page and long
 %% table usage. In addition, some changes are made:
 %% - headings_flag set to zero
 %% - group_skip changed
 %% - heading removed

 actual '@'
 quote '%'
 delim_0   ""
 delim_1   ""
 delim_2   ""
 item_0    ""
 delim_t   " \\\\\n"
 line_max  1000
 headings_flag       0
 group_skip        "[1.1\\parskip]"
 preamble "\n\\begin{thenomenclature}\n
 \\begin{longtable}[l]{p{\\textwidth*\\real{0.10}}p{\\textwidth*\\real{0.65}}c!     {\\extracolsep{0pt}}lll}
 \\toprule 
 \\multicolumn{1}{l}{Symbol}&\\multicolumn{1}{l}{Quantity}& \\multicolumn{1}{l}{Unit}          \\\\%% <------ header here
 \\midrule  \\endhead \\bottomrule\\endfoot\\\\"
  postamble "\n\\end{longtable}\n\\end{thenomenclature}\n" 
  keyword "\\nomenclatureentry"

 %%
 %%
 %%
 %% End of file `nomentbl.ist'.

Hope it helps others...

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  • nice, this worked. One question though: I got equation numbers (using the refeq option) as a 4th column - how do I get a column header for those? I tried adding a 4th multicolumn command, but this shifts the equation numbers below to the right (nearly out of the page). Can you help?
    – Christoph
    Commented Oct 10, 2013 at 16:04

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