I created list of abbreviations in my thesis using following after \begin{document}. It created the List of Abbreviations correct, but it appear in table content in wrong order. I want the List of Abbreviations to come before the list of appendix tables. I am using a this template enter link description here. Would anyone help me please?

 \frontmatter
\setcounter{page}{12}
\noindent
AMPA\dotfill Aminomethylphosphonic Acid\\
\mainmatter


Here is my MMW

    \documentclass[ms-thesis]{ndsu-thesis}

\abstract{This is the abstract for my thesis.}
\acknowledgements{I acknowledge people here.}
\dedication{This thesis is dedicated to my cat, Mr. Fluffles.}
\preface{You can put a preface here.}

\begin{document}
\frontmatter
\setcounter{page}{12}
\noindent
AMPA\dotfill Aminomethylphosphonic Acid\\
\mainmatter

\section{Introduction}
This is a section of my thesis.

\section{Excellent results}
This is another section of my thesis.
\subsection{Minor results}
This is a subsection of my thesis.

\begin{table}[h]
\centering
\caption{Table captions go at the top of the table}
\begin{tabular}{rl}
Number & Month \\
\hline
1 & January \\
2 & February \\
3 & March
\end{tabular}
\end{table}

\bibliographystyle{plain}
\bibliography{my-bib-file}

\appendix
I can include appendix material here. See Figure \ref{figure_a} below.

\begin{appendixfigure}
\centering
You could include a figure here.
\caption{Figure captions go at the bottom of the figure}
\label{figure_a}
\end{appendixfigure}

\end{document}


Use preto from etoolbox package to add your code right before \listofappendixtables is entered.

\usepackage{etoolbox}
\preto{\listofappendixtables}{
\noindent
AMPA\dotfill Aminomethylphosphonic Acid\\
}


Full code

%% Please see http://texdoc.net/pkg/ndsu-thesis for full documentation and options

%% phd,ms-thesis,ms-paper,ma-thesis,ma-paper
\documentclass[ms-thesis]{ndsu-thesis}

\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}

\title{The Title of My M.S. Thesis}
\author{Samuel Quincy Student}
\date{April 2016}
\department{Mathematics}
\cmembera{Prof. Abraham Lincoln}
\cmemberb{Prof. George Washington}
\approvaldate{15 April 2016}
\approver{Prof. James Garfield}
\abstract{This is the abstract for my thesis.}
\acknowledgements{I acknowledge people here.}
\dedication{This thesis is dedicated to my cat, Mr. Fluffles.}
\preface{You can put a preface here.}

\usepackage{etoolbox}
\preto{\listofappendixtables}{
\noindent
AMPA\dotfill Aminomethylphosphonic Acid\\
}

\begin{document}

%% DO NOT USE \maketitle!!!

%% DO NOT USE \chapter!!!

This is the first chapter. Use \textit{blank lines} between paragraphs; never use \texttt{\\} to create new paragraphs'!

This is a second paragraph.

\section{Introduction}
This is a section of my thesis.

\section{Excellent results}
This is another section of my thesis.
\subsection{Minor results}
This is a subsection of my thesis.
\begin{table}[h]
\centering
\caption{Table captions go at the top of the table}
\begin{tabular}{rl}
Number & Month \\
\hline
1 & January \\
2 & February \\
3 & March
4
\end{tabular}
\end{table}

%% Uncomment these lines for a bibliography. Remember to upload your .bib file and update the file name here accordingly!
% \bibliographystyle{plain}
% \bibliography{my-bib-file}

\appendix  %% For unnamed appendix
% \namedappendix{Appendix title}  %% For named appendix
Note that this class does not support the use of multiple appendices.

I can include appendix material here. See Figure \ref{figure_a} below. Use \texttt{appendixfigure} or \texttt{appdixtable} in the Appendix.

\begin{appendixfigure}
\centering
You could include a figure here.
\caption{Figure captions go at the bottom of the figure}
\label{figure_a}
\end{appendixfigure}

\begin{appendixtable}
\centering
You could include a table here.
\caption{Table captions go at the bottom of the figure}
\label{table:a}
\end{appendixtable}

\end{document}


NOTE: You should not set the page number manually in tables of contents or lists. LaTeX automatically detects the page number and place it there for you.

• Thanks @Al-Motasem! but I need the list of abbreviations before the list of appendix table only not the list of table. Jul 13 '19 at 19:54
• @user192739. Corrected. Jul 13 '19 at 20:25
• Thank you @Al-Motasem Jul 13 '19 at 20:34
• Do you know how to set the space between each abbreviations to be doublespace ?@Al-Motasem Jul 13 '19 at 20:42
• @user192739 Use \renewcommand{\newline}{\\[\baselineskip]} right after \heading{List of Abbreviations} then start the list of abbreviations entries and use \newline to finish each entry. Jul 13 '19 at 20:58