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Gallery (glossaries): Homograph Entries Sample

This example has homograph glossary entries. This simulates terms that can have multiple meanings. For example, "quarry" can mean a place that's dug up for stone or other materials (either as a noun indicating the place or a verb indicating the action of digging out the resources), or "quarry" can mean something that's chased or hunted, or "quarry" can mean an unglazed floor tile or diamond-shaped pane in a lattice window. Although here I've used dummy lorum ipsum text instead of real terms.

This example uses the "mcoltreenoname" style, which isn't predefined, so you have to load the glossary-mcols package in order to use it. I've also used the subentrycounter option to number the child definitions.

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

% arara: pdflatex
% arara: makeglossaries
% arara: pdflatex
\documentclass{report}

\usepackage[nopostdot,toc]{glossaries}
\usepackage{glossary-mcols}

\makeglossaries

\begin{document}

\chapter{Sample}

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

\printglossary[style=mcoltreenoname,subentrycounter]

\end{document}

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{sedfeugiat}.


The entries have all been defined in the file example-glossaries-childnoname.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{scelerisque}{name={scelerisque},description={at}}

\newglossaryentry{vestibulum}{parent={scelerisque},description={eu,
nulla}}

\newglossaryentry{utodionisl}{parent={scelerisque},description={facilisis
id}}

\newglossaryentry{molliset}{parent={scelerisque},description={nec,
enim}}

\newglossaryentry{aeneansem}{parent={scelerisque},description={sem
leo}}

Note that the unlike the hierarchical sample here the child entries inherit their name from their parent entry.

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

pdflatex homograph
makeglossaries homograph
pdflatex homograph

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.

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