I hope you're having a good day. I am using LaTex (TeXstudio with MiKTeX to be precise) and want to have two distinct pages, one with acronyms and the other one with glossary entries. I have tried a lot of things but no matter what I do, I can't seem to make the acronyms appear at all in my document.

Here's what I did :

I have a main.tex, one file called acronyms.tex, a file called glossary.tex, and one called doc_config.tex.

In glossary.tex, I wrote one entry :

    description={This is a test description},

In acronyms.tex, I have one entry too :


In my doc_config.tex, I wrote everything to configure the glossary and more (include packages, etc)


Finally, in my main.tex, there are the glossary entries called in the text, the input for the pages and printglossaries :

\documentclass[ a4paper,
                %twosides %For printing





This is an example using acronyms (\gls{ex}) and glossary entries such as \gls{test}.




I also tried replacing \printglossaries by


It doesn't print the acronyms and glossary, only glossary is displayed.

Could you please help me ?

Edit : I get this in my log file regarding the glossaries package.

Package: glossary-tree 2022/11/03 v4.52 (NLCT)
\openout4 = `main.glo'.

Package glossaries Info: Writing glossary file main.glo on input line 85.
\openout5 = `main.acn'.

Package glossaries Info: Writing glossary file main.acn on input line 85.

(main.glsdefs) (auxfiles/acronyms.tex
\openout6 = `main.glsdefs'.

) (auxfiles/glossary.tex) [1

\openout3 = `main.ist'.

{'MyPath'/MiKTeX/fonts/map/pdftex/pdftex.map}] (main.gls) (

] (main.aux)

Package: glossary-hypernav 2022/11/03 v4.52 (NLCT)
Package: glossary-list 2022/11/03 v4.52 (NLCT)
Package: glossary-long 2022/11/03 v4.52 (NLCT)

I do run the makeglossaries command.

The .alg file says :

This is makeindex, version 2.16 [MiKTeX 23.5].
Scanning style file ./main.ist...........................done (27 attributes redefined, 0 ignored).
Scanning input file main.acn....done (1 entries accepted, 0 rejected).
Sorting entries...done (0 comparisons).
Generating output file main.acr....done (6 lines written, 0 warnings).
Output written in main.acr.
Transcript written in main.alg.

This is the return of \listfiles in the log

 *File List*
  report.cls    2023/05/17 v1.4n Standard LaTeX document class
  size12.clo    2023/05/17 v1.4n Standard LaTeX file (size option)
   babel.sty    2023/05/11 v3.89 The Babel package
 bblopts.cfg    2005/09/08 v0.1 add Arabic and Farsi to "declared" options of b
  french.ldf    2023/03/08 v3.5q French support from the babel system
  keyval.sty    2022/05/29 v1.15 key=value parser (DPC)
 fontenc.sty    2021/04/29 v2.0v Standard LaTeX package
geometry.sty    2020/01/02 v5.9 Page Geometry
  ifvtex.sty    2019/10/25 v1.7 ifvtex legacy package. Use iftex instead.
   iftex.sty    2022/02/03 v1.0f TeX engine tests
csquotes.sty    2022-09-14 v5.2n context-sensitive quotations (JAW)
etoolbox.sty    2020/10/05 v2.5k e-TeX tools for LaTeX (JAW)
csquotes.def    2022-09-14 v5.2n csquotes generic definitions (JAW)
glossaries.sty    2022/11/03 v4.52 (NLCT)
  ifthen.sty    2022/04/13 v1.1d Standard LaTeX ifthen package (DPC)
 xkeyval.sty    2022/06/16 v2.9 package option processing (HA)
 xkeyval.tex    2014/12/03 v2.7a key=value parser (HA)
mfirstuc.sty    2022/10/14 v2.08 (NLCT)
    xfor.sty    2009/02/05 v1.05 (NLCT)
datatool-base.sty    2019/09/27 v2.32 (NLCT)
 amsmath.sty    2023/05/13 v2.17o AMS math features
 amstext.sty    2021/08/26 v2.01 AMS text
  amsgen.sty    1999/11/30 v2.0 generic functions
  amsbsy.sty    1999/11/29 v1.2d Bold Symbols
  amsopn.sty    2022/04/08 v2.04 operator names
  substr.sty    2009/10/20 v1.2 Handle substrings
datatool-fp.sty    2019/09/27 v2.32 (NLCT)
      fp.sty    1995/04/02
defpattern.sty    1994/10/12
fp-basic.sty    1996/05/13
fp-addons.sty    1995/03/15
 fp-snap.sty    1995/04/05
  fp-exp.sty    1995/04/03
fp-trigo.sty    1995/04/14
  fp-pas.sty    1994/08/29
fp-random.sty    1995/02/23
  fp-eqn.sty    1995/04/03
  fp-upn.sty    1996/10/21
 fp-eval.sty    1995/04/03
tracklang.sty    2022/12/13 v1.6.1 (NLCT) Track Languages
tracklang.tex    2022/12/13 v1.6.1 (NLCT) Track Languages Generic Code
translator.sty    2021-05-31 v1.12d Easy translation of strings in LaTeX
glossaries-french.ldf    2016/12/12 v1.1
glossary-hypernav.sty    2022/11/03 v4.52 (NLCT)
glossary-list.sty    2022/11/03 v4.52 (NLCT)
glossary-long.sty    2022/11/03 v4.52 (NLCT)
longtable.sty    2021-09-01 v4.17 Multi-page Table package (DPC)
glossary-super.sty    2022/11/03 v4.52 (NLCT)
supertabular.sty    2020/02/02 v4.1g the supertabular environment
glossary-tree.sty    2022/11/03 v4.52 (NLCT)
l3backend-pdftex.def    2023-04-19 L3 backend support: PDF output (pdfTeX)
  • Works for me. Could you add the log for your example document?
    – Dai Bowen
    Jun 21, 2023 at 11:31
  • pdfTeX warning (dest): name{glo:ex} has been referenced but does not exist, rep laced by a fixed one This is the part of the log file regarding the glossary, it only says that for the acronym, while it has been referenced and defined
    – Reyeden
    Jun 22, 2023 at 7:28
  • I doubt that's the only thing in the log, the full log may be helpful. Are you running makeglossaries? Do you get a .alg file? What does that say?
    – Dai Bowen
    Jun 22, 2023 at 8:32
  • Oooh, {'MyPath'/MiKTeX/fonts/map/pdftex/pdftex.map}] (main.gls) ( main.acr.tex) looks strange, that should be main.acr (and is in my log). Can you add \listfiles to your preamble and post the File List it adds towards the end of the log?
    – Dai Bowen
    Jun 22, 2023 at 9:56
  • I added the filelist, but it shows main.acr
    – Reyeden
    Jun 22, 2023 at 10:13

1 Answer 1


The line

{'MyPath'/MiKTeX/fonts/map/pdftex/pdftex.map}] (main.gls) (

in the log suggests that you have somehow ended up with a main.acr.tex file, which (for reasons I'm not sure of) is being read instead of the main.acr file generated by makeglossaries.

Delete the main.acr.tex and, as everything else looks correct, the main.acr will be sourced as glossaries expects.

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