I want to make a table of symbols in a report class. But, I don't know why, it's does not appear in my document. The code that I'm using is as follow.

\documentclass[12pt, a4paper]{report}

\usepackage[a4paper, left=3cm, right=2.5cm, top=3cm, bottom=2.5cm]{geometry}



{\Large \textbf{My title}} \\
{\large \textbf{myself}} \\
My city \\



\nomenclature{$a$}{Some value}
\nomenclature{$b$}{Another value}

\chapter{Part A}

\textbf{Below, you'll see my new equation:}

a = \frac{b}{c}

\chapter{Part B}

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    Did you run makeindex as said in the nomencl documentation (cf. The Basics)? If so, you should have a .nls file with the same base name as your document. If not, that would explain the absence of output from \printnomenclature. – frougon Aug 1 '19 at 13:53
  • @Eric, compile the LaTeX file with pdflatexmk and it will work. – An student Aug 1 '19 at 14:05
  • @Anstudent I have Texmaker and this option is not available. – Eric Aug 1 '19 at 15:29
  • @frougon No, I don't. To tell you the truth, I don't understood this step cited by the nomencl documentation. – Eric Aug 1 '19 at 15:32
  • @Eric That is what @Mikochien put in his answer. If you don't understand, explain him precisely what you don't understand (you may need to run the given makeindex command from a terminal). – frougon Aug 1 '19 at 15:35

Follow this document of package nomencl:

Now put your file through LATEX. The command \makenomenclature will instruct LATEX to open the nomenclature file 〈filename〉.nlo corresponding to your LATEX file 〈filename〉.tex and to write the information from your \nomenclature commands to this file.

The next step is to invoke MakeIndex. You should instruct MakeIndex to use 〈filename〉.nlo as your input file, use nomencl.ist as your style file and write output to the file 〈filename〉.nls. How to do this depends on your implementation of MakeIndex. For most UNIX implementations you should write something like:

makeindex 〈filename〉.nlo -s nomencl.ist -o 〈filename〉.nls

Now you have the file 〈filename〉.nls that contains your nomenclature list properly ordered. The last step is to invoke LATEX on your masterfile 〈filename〉.tex once more. It will input your.nls file and process it accordingly to the current options. That’s all!

Compile sequence (example with pdflatex):

pdflatex <filename>.tex
makeindex <filename>.nlo -s nomencl.ist -o <filename>.nls
pdflatex <filename>.tex
  • Thank you for your comment. Nevertheless, I not understood whats mean "use nomencl.ist as your style file and write output to the file <filename>.nls". I also dont understood where I have to put makeindex <filename>.nlo -s nomencl.ist -o <filename>.nls Can you help me in this? Thanks in advance! – Eric Aug 2 '19 at 18:41

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