I am using the glossaries package. In the document, I would like to say "Please, refer to section \ref{my-glossary}". How can I do that?

Here's an example.

In the file notes.tex




\newacronym{vae}{VAE}{variational auto-encoder}





Please, refer to section \ref{my-glossar}. 



  • Have you added a \label{my-glossar} after the corresponding section/chapter? – Dr. Manuel Kuehner May 26 at 17:34
  • @Dr.ManuelKuehner The section is generated automatically using the command \printglossary, so I don't know how to add \label. – nbro May 26 at 17:36
  • Try to add ist right after the ` \printglossary` command. – Dr. Manuel Kuehner May 26 at 17:37
  • @Dr.ManuelKuehner I did that, but it refers to the section before the glossary. – nbro May 26 at 17:38
  • See answer (untested, no MWE from your side). – Dr. Manuel Kuehner May 26 at 17:39

Solved by trial and error: reading the manual and looking at Using Texmaker with glossaries on Windows.


    numberedsection = autolabel,

\makeglossaries %makeglossaries %

\newacronym{vae}{VAE}{variational auto-encoder}



Please, refer to section \ref{main}. 



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  • The glossary now appears in the table of contents, but \ref refers to the previous section before the glossary, in my case, section 5. – nbro May 26 at 17:43
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    @nbro Add a good MWE and I am pretty sure, that this will help to help. – Dr. Manuel Kuehner May 26 at 17:44
  • Using your new solution, now the glossary is numbered, but I would like to refer to the whole glossary and not single entries. I am already able to refer to single entries of the glossary. – nbro May 26 at 17:51
  • @nbro I have never used the package before. The manual has an extra section about this topic (see my answer). It looks a bit complicated to me at first. Without a MWE from your side (it's your 21st question!), I am not willing to build the MWE on my own. – Dr. Manuel Kuehner May 26 at 17:55
  • I didn't think an MWE was needed in this case. Anyway, I have just added one to my question. Have a look at it. – nbro May 26 at 18:05

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