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Adding nomenclature to the TOC

Postby meladey » Sat Jan 03, 2015 1:11 am

I am creating a list of abbreviation using nomencl package. Everything went fine except when I add the nomenclature to the table of contents where it assign the page number of the last page in the section instead of the first page. Here is my commands:
  1. \usepackage{nomencl}
  2. \makenomenclature
  3. \renewcommand{\nomname}{\large\textbf{LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS}}
  4. .
  5. .
  6. .
  7. .
  8. \printnomenclature[5em]
  9. \addcontentsline{toc}{part}{LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS}
  10. \addtocontents{toc}{\protect\vspace{-0.8em}}

So, instead of assigning "xv" which is the first page in my list of abbreviation, it assigns "xvi" which is the last page. Any help please!


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Postby Johannes_B » Mon Jan 05, 2015 11:42 am

You have to print the list after writing the name to the toc file (i.e. it gets the page number where the list starts). If the list is printed first, the page number for the toc will be the page number on which the list was finished.
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Postby Stefan Kottwitz » Mon Jan 05, 2015 2:34 pm

Hi Meladey,

welcome to the forum!

Generally, I would do as Johannes suggested, just with a \clearpage or \cleardoublepage (two-sided) before. So it would become

  1. \cleardoublepage
  2. \addcontentsline{toc}{part}{LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS}
  3. \addtocontents{toc}{\protect\vspace{-0.8em}}
  4. \printnomenclature[5em]

By the way, the nomencl package provides an option for that purpose, which you could use instead:


Adding that \vspace would still be possible by redefining \nompreamble, such as


You could also write that \addcontentsline into that nomenclature preamble.

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Postby meladey » Mon Jan 05, 2015 5:33 pm

Thank you Johannes and Stefan for your help. It works now.

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