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numencl: Add a list of notations to your Latex document

posted Jul 15, 2013, 7:33 PM by Computandia Amir H. Meghdadi

In this post, I will explain how to use the package : numencl in Latex.

  1. You can find the package and its documentation here, if it is not already in your latex distribution:
  2. Add the following commands in your preamble:
    \usepackage{nomencl}
    \makenomenclature
    \renewcommand{\nomname}{List of Symbols}
  3. In your document, whenever you introduce a new symbol or variable, add the following command to introduce the new symbol (e.g. X)
    \nomenclature[]{$X$}{Explain here what does X mean}
  4. Use the following command wherever you need the list of symbols to appear in your document:
    \printnomenclature
  5. Download the makeindex executable file from CTAN website here into your document directory.
  6. Go to the command prompt in your directory and run the following command:
    makeindex hfilenamei.nlo -s nomencl.ist -o hfilenamei.nls
  7. Compile your file!
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