Questions tagged [glossaries]

{glossaries} is about creating glossaries, acronyms, nomenclatures and similar lists. A popular package is `glossaries`.

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Using tikzpictures as symbols in glossaries

In a text, I'm using a tikzpicture as a math symbol. I'd like to reference this symbol in a glossary. It seems to me that makeindex doesn't know how to draw the picture. Here's an example. \...
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Distinct formatted page numbers with glossaries and Xindy

This is somewhat related to this question, but using Xindy as a backend, not makeindex. I am attempting to create an index using glossaries, and in this index some page numbers have a special meaning....
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Using the glossaries package in other languages.

I have just started using the glossaries package, and as I'm writing my documents in icelandic I run into a certain problem. The glossaries package assumes the words are in two forms, singular or ...
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Creating a simple list of symbols

Inspired by this great answer I tried to manually create a glossary-style environment for a simple list of symbols. Basically I wanted to create a command newsymbol that can be executed from anywhere ...
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Acronyms without double dots using glossaries

I want to typeset my acronyms with abbreviating dots with, for instance, P.C.A. standing for principal component analysis and use macros for them. This question provides a trick to avoid double dots ...
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Strange sorting of Greek letters using glossaries with xindy

When TeXing the attached MWE using xindy for sorting, the Greek entries are sorted between the Latin letters "R" and "S" while they are sorted after the Latin Letters when not using xindy. How can ...
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How to affect the vertical gap between the glossary's name and its body

I'm using the glossaries package for producing of nomenclature/symbols/acronyms lists, but I don't know how to influence the vertical gap between the glossary title and the first glossary entry. ...
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Page number of glossary

I want to reference the glossary from within the text (I'm using the glossaries package). However, since the glossaries are produced using \printglossaries, I can't just put a \label command where it ...
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Package and/or macro for producing a bi-lingual dictionary/glossary?

A use case is simple, say you write a computer science text book for pirates. Then, each time you mention a term, you may need to mention its English equivalent. So, instead of writing, Ye first ...
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glossaries : accent commands in 'see' references

Using the glossaries package, referencing another entry in \newglossaryentry with the see=label key, the following problem occurs if the name=... key of the referenced label has accent commands: \...
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How do I remove alphabetical grouping of acronyms in the list?

I would like an acronym list with equal vertical space between each acronym. My list is grouping acronyms that start with the same letter. How is this avoided? Here is the code for a MWE with this "...
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Using glossary in abbreviation causes issue: its written bold

I'm currently working on a thesis and having trouble with my glossary in connection with abbreviations. I define an abbreviation that way: \acro{conMan}[CMS]{\gls{CMS}} In my glossary list file i ...
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dtx file and history

The \changes command of DTX file is used to record changes. The \PrintChanges command print the list of change, sorted by number ... except when a number is greater than 10. To see the problem, I ...
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Glossaries: Make a glossary entry recognizable in printing

How do you make it visible to the reader that the printed word/term is an entry in the glossary? In my PDF on the computer, I just see it because I use the hyperref package and there's a red box ...
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How can glossaries handle the article 'a' or 'an' before abbreviations?

I am wondering how would glossaries handle the article 'a' that comes before abbreviations. For e.g., Fox Mulder is a Federal Bureau of Investigation special agent educated at Oxford who believes ...
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Why won't my glossary print, using glossaries pkg?

I used \makeglossaries in the preamble. Defined my terms, and issued \printglossaries. I've been reading the manual but can't see what I'm missing: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{...
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glossaries: including an entry without page location

In the glossaries package, \glssee{label}{aaa,bbb,ccc,ddd} will cross-reference entries, but it doesn't include the referenced entry if it is not otherwise included in the glossary. (e.g. there will ...
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glossaries package - How to change the name of the glossary

I am using just one glossary in my document. I'd like to substitute its name "Glossary" with "List of Symbols". I know I can create a new glossary and name it "List of Symbols" using \newglossary{...
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Hyperref: wrong links when listof,bibliography and glossaries in ToC

I tried to produce a ToC like this: I Symbol Glossary II Acronyms 1. Chapter 1 1.1 Section 1 2. Chapter 2... ... III List of Figures IV List of Tables V Bibliography So I added ...
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list of symbols with glossaries package: space between symbol and description

I am using the glossaries package to make a list of symbols. Is there a simple way to manipulate the space between the symbol and the description? \documentclass{scrreprt} \usepackage{glossaries} \...
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Display long form (first-use like) entries of non-acronym-type entries

I was searching for 2 hours straight now and I must say the package documentation is extensive but not very clear - frustrating. I'm looking for a way to manually display the first use form (long form)...
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How to show glossary entry name in bold when using long style?

I am using the glossaries package in order to create a glossary. If I use: \printglossary[type=main,style=list] I get entry names in bold, but the layout won't be the one I wish. If I use: \...
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Why does hyperref complain about “token not allowed in a PDF string” in my glossary when I've set the default language?

I have a glossary defined with the glossaries package, and I use the hyperref package to control aspects of the generated PDF file. When I set the document's language with polygossia's \...
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Glossaries: using name of (sub)sections instead of page numbers

How can I print the section instead the pagenumber in glossar/index like \nameref it does. Would be nice to have something like: \documentclass{report} \usepackage[colorlinks]{hyperref} \usepackage{...
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Glossaries: printglossary on different toc levels

I want to create different glossaries chapters for a larger document: Glossary List of acronyms List of symbols So far, so good. I got that working if I have only one big list of symbols. My ...
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Glossaries: error when compiling

I have a problem with Latex [pdfTeX, Version 3.14159265-2.6-1.40.17 (MiKTeX 2.9 64-bit)] and specially with glossaries. I've have tried to write a glossary, a list of acronyms and a list of symbols (...
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How to highlight important pages in glossaries page number list

In some books, the keywords page not only has a list of pages the keyword was referenced, it also bold or emphasize page numbers where the keyword was defined or explained. How do I do that with ...
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How do I create multiple glossary entries for the same definition?

When I have many glossary words that describe the same, how do I neatly put these into the glossary? Ideally, something like: \newglossaryentry{digest, hash, hash code} { name=digest, description={...
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Glossaries with CJK characters

I'm trying to create a Japanese to English dictionary for particular words used earlier in my document. I successfully created an English to Japanese version using the glossaries package, now I want ...
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Glossaries package: small caps in body and normal caps in the acronym list

I want a list of acronyms to be printed in normal caps. However, I want small caps acronyms in the body text. I use glossaries package as the following example. Would you please help? \documentclass[...
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Placing glossary entries inside \section titles

In my document, some glossary entries appear within the section titles. E.g.: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{glossaries} \makeglossaries \begin{document} \tableofcontents ...
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Space between acronym entry and it description [duplicate]

I am using latex to write my thesis report, so i use the glossary package to generate the acronym list , but i get a small space between acronym and it description ,here is my minimal code: \...
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Symbols with optional parameter in glossaries with \newglossary

I am trying to use the approach given in the solution here Glossary entry with extra parameter (which looks really neat) for an application where i am having more than one glossary; in the original i ...
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Errors when using glossaries package

I am compiling a .tex file with TeXmaker, but it's still generating errors. In fact, I use the glossaries package but when I add a newglossaryentry, the compilation ends with errors. This is my code \...
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Glossaries Capitalize Every First Letter

How can I get the \Gls{...} command to capitalize the first letter of EACH word, not just the first word? \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article} \usepackage{glossaries} \newacronym{tla}{TLA}{three ...
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List of acronyms not created

I am working on a paper and tried to include an acronym file. So what I did for that so far is: Including glossaries package in the header protion of my document: \usepackage[acronym,toc]{glossaries}...
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Spanish Glossary

I want to create a glossary and to name it "Glosario" (Spanish), but despite my attempts it continues to print "Glossary". MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{hyperref} \usepackage[spanish]{...
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Glossaries - expand acronyms for first-time use within each chapter

I am not sure if this is acceptable typographic convention - but my PhD advisor would like me to expand each acronym for its first use within each chapter of my PhD thesis. The rationale is that, if ...
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Glossary with TexMaker

I'm trying to create a glossary using TexMaker on Mac OS X. TexMaker does not provide an entry called 'makeglossary' or the like in Preferences > Quick Build > Wizard. My build settings in the Wizard ...
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Creating a gls from a spreadsheet

I have a spreadsheet of 1925 terms that I wish to build a glossary for. Short of manually adding tags to each line and exporting to a plain text file, is there a way to convert the spreadsheet into a ...
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Adding a glossary with ShareLaTeX

I'm trying to add a glossary to an article in ShareLaTeX but It seems the whole \makeglossariescommand doesn't work if you don't use the makeglossaries document_namewhen compiling (as it says here). ...
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How to make a reverse dictionary via `glossaries` package?

From http://www.latex-community.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=51&t=12595 I want to compile an new English terms on my proffesional field collections. It's much like a dictionary but in reverse ...
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Make plural in small caps acronyms distinguishable

The problem Small caps are commonly used to typeset acronyms (see e.g., #9534). I personally think that this is good typographic style and makes acronyms less obtrusive. However, using small caps ...
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How to add the word “page” or “pages” in the Glossary

I would like to add the word "page" or "pages" in the Glossary. The following is the code. At the end of each entry for Glossary, there is a page number. But I would like it to display like: (page 1), ...
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What should I build my new nomenclature package on top of?

This question led to a new package: concepts This is a major edit. In my previous attempt I overgeneralized, which obfuscated my real question. I'd like to write a new package which I want to use ...
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Hyperref links generated by Glossaries pointing to wrong page

In a long document I have two title pages and want to start the page numbering from one on the first non-title page. Thus I use \addtocounter{page}{-2} at the begin of the document. Pages before the ...
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Creating a Japanese (Hiragana) alphabet

I'm creating a Japanese to English dictionary, using the glossaries package with xindy. Thanks to the answer here, I am able to put Japanese text in the name field of a glossary entry; eg. \...
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glossaries vs acro

There are two big packages for managing acronyms/glossaries: acro and glossaries. Both seem to overlap pretty heavily: They both allow you to define acronyms, use them in the text, use different forms ...
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Package glossaries - single spaced \printglossaries?

I'm trying to make a single-spaced glossary using the glossaries package but it seems as though the package has a default level of spacing in between entries even in single-spaced mode for the ...
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\newcommand and name of command

I would like to automatically generate commands like \newcommand{\Air}{\gls{air}} \newcommand{\Earth}{\gls{earth}} ... to use with glossaries package, without using \newcommand for every entry of ...