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Gallery (glossaries): Hierarchical Entries Sample

Image of hierarchical entries sample

This example has hierarchical glossary entries. Unlike the homograph sample, here the child entries don't inherit their name from their parent. This example uses the "tree" style, which is one of the predefined styles.

The comment lines below are arara directives. You can remove them if you don't use arara.

% arara: pdflatex
% arara: makeglossaries
% arara: pdflatex






\forglsentries{\thislabel}{\gls{\thislabel}. }


This document loads the hyperref package, which creates hyperlinks from the entries in the document (referenced using commands like \gls) to their definition in the glossary. These hyperlinks are displayed in red text. I've used \forglsentries just to iterate over all the defined entries for this example. In practice, you would typically just use \gls{label}. For example:
Here is a reference to the term \gls{sedmattis}.

The entries have all been defined in the file example-glossaries-parent.tex, which you should find installed in the same location as the glossaries package (or in a sub-directory called test-entries). The entry definitions look like this:

\newglossaryentry{sedmattis}{name={sed mattis},description={erat sit


\newglossaryentry{elitaugue}{parent={sedmattis},name={elit augue},
description={egestas diam}}


If you don't use arara, you need to run the following commands:

pdflatex hierarchical
makeglossaries hierarchical
pdflatex hierarchical
These commands can be run from a terminal or command prompt or you might be able to run them by clicking on a button in your text editor.

I've used the nopostdot option to remove the terminating full stop that is placed by default after the description. The entries all have a "1" after the description. This is the page number on which the entry was referenced. In this sample document all the entries were referenced on page 1.

Download: PDF, document source, sample glossary definitions.

Last modified: 2017-02-07.

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