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Where to create makeindex code?

Postby tekkerchrede » Sun Jan 17, 2010 7:42 pm


I would like to make a nomenclature with units, designations etc. for my diploma (bachelor) thesis. However I have trouble in figuring out how to perform this command line task in Windows:

  1. makeindex hfilenamei.nlo -s -o hfilenamei.nls

from, page 2.

Despite several attemtps with google, I still haven't found a way to compile a nomenclature. Ending up with an error telling me of filename extensions, I assume the error is related to the above mentioned line of code.

After reading this topic (Nomenclature error), I now get this message instead:

  1. Process started
  3. This is makeindex, version 2.14 [02-Oct-2002] (kpathsea + Thai support).
  4. Scanning input file Rapport.idx...done (0 entries accepted, 0 rejected).
  5. Nothing written in Rapport.ind. Transcript written in Rapport.ilg.
  7. Process exited normally

I use MikTex 2.8 and Texmaker on Windows XP.

Hope someone can help. Thanks in advance.

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Postby tekkerchrede » Wed Jan 20, 2010 6:55 pm

Well, finally I sorted it out. However I would like to have a listing containing the symbol, unit and the description. For now, it is with the unit to the (far) right. I use the code below. Can anyone btw tell me, why the pagelayout isn't applied to the first page, when it works for the toc and list of figures.


  1. \usepackage[intoc]{nomencl}
  2. \makenomenclature
  4. \makepagestyle{symbolliste}
  5. \makeevenhead{symbolliste}{\includegraphics[scale=0.45]{logo}}{\sffamily id-code}{\sffamily Name}
  6. \makeoddhead{symbolliste}{\includegraphics[scale=0.45]{logo}}{\sffamily id-code}{\sffamily Name}
  7. \makeevenfoot{symbolliste}{\sffamily Symbolliste}{\sffamily Title}{\sffamily \thepage}
  8. \makeoddfoot{symbolliste}{\sffamily Symbolliste}{\sffamily Title}{\sffamily \thepage}
  9. \makeheadrule{symbolliste}{\textwidth}{0.4pt}
  10. \makefootrule{symbolliste}{\textwidth}{0.4pt}{2 mm}
  13. \begin{document}
  14. \frontmatter
  15. \pagestyle{toc}
  16. \tableofcontents
  17. \pagebreak
  18. \pagestyle{figures}
  19. \listoffigures
  20. \pagebreak
  21. \pagestyle{symbolliste}
  22. \printnomenclature
  23. \mainmatter
  24. \backmatter
  25. \end{document}

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