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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.You can find the package and its documentation here, if it is not already in your latex distribution:Add the following commands in your preamble:\usepackage{nomencl}\makenomenclature\renewcommand{\nomname}{List of Symbols}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}Use the following command wherever you need the list of symbols to appear in your document:\printnomenclatureDownload the makeindex executable file from CTAN website here into your document directory.Go to the command prompt in your directory and run the following command:makeindex hfilenamei.nlo -s nomencl.ist -o hfilenamei.nlsCompile your file!