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Show glossaries as chapter in text but show as sections in contents

Postby Oleiro » Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:45 pm

Hello everyone!

I am using the glossaries package to create two different glossaries.

  1. \newglossary*{Abbs}{List of Abbreviations}
  2. \newglossary*{ICPs}{List of Institutions, Companies \& Policies}

I am trying to display them just like the list of figure or list of tables within the document. So show them in the same style as a chapter and start on the right page. However, I would like them to be displayed in the style of a section in the contents. So exactly as when I use:

  1. \addcontentsline{toc}{section}{\listfigurename}
  2. \listoffigures

The way I have glossaries in the preambel implemented is the following:
  1. \usepackage[nogroupskip,
  2. nonumberlist,
  3. toc,
  4. %section=section,
  5. nopostdot]{glossaries}

And then I call the glossaries in the standard way:
  1. \printnoidxglossaries

When I use "section=section" it shows the two lists correctly in the contents, however, they are not shown properly in the document. When I comment it out, the lists are shown properly in the document but not in the contents.

How can I have the chapter style in the document but the section style in the contents for both glossaries?

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Postby kaiserkarl13 » Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:47 pm

Do you actually want the glossaries as sections, or is it more that you want them as unnumbered chapters? It would be weird to have a chapter-level entity (such as a glossary) as a subsection of the previous chapter, but if that's what you want...try this:
  1. \documentclass{report}
  2. \usepackage[nonumberlist,toc,nopostdot,section=section]{glossaries}
  3. \makeatletter
  4. \renewcommand*{\@@glossarysec}{section}%
  5. \makeatother
  7. \makenoidxglossaries
  8. \newglossary*{Abbs}{List of Abbreviations}
  9. \newglossary*{ICPs}{List of Institutions, Companies, and Policies}
  10. \newglossaryentry{abbr}{name={Toodles},description={Howdy}}
  11. \newglossaryentry{company}{name={Big Corporation},description={Blah}}
  12. \begin{document}
  13. \tableofcontents
  14. \chapter{My chapter}
  15. \section{Its first section}
  16. Here's my \gls{abbr} term.
  17. \section{Its second section}
  18. Here's another \gls{company} entry.
  19. \printnoidxglossaries
  20. \end{document}

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Postby Oleiro » Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:18 pm

Hey kaiserkarl13,

Thanks for your reply. Maybe I was a bit unclear. I don't want them as actual sections but they are supposed to have the same look as the one that you get from using \listoffigures or \listoftables.

I have tried a very basic approach by using \addcontentsline. Here is the code
  1. \tableofcontents
  3. \addcontentsline{toc}{section}{\listtablename}
  4. \listoftables
  6. \addcontentsline{toc}{section}{\listfigurename}
  7. \listoffigures
  8. \cleardoublepage
  10. \addcontentsline{toc}{section}{List of Abbreviations}
  11. \printnoidxglossaries
  12. \addcontentsline{toc}{section}{List of Institutions, Companies \& Policies}

This gives me almost the desired result but obviously the page number of "List of Institutions..." is wrong.

I attached an image of the look that I need and of the look that I get when I simply use \printnoidxglossaries.
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