A selection of images or sample documents related to my books or packages or to code I have helped develop. For some great examples of images created using LaTeX, have a look at the TikZ and PGF gallery on texample.net, or for some examples of what can be done with TeX have a look at The TeX showcase.
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These are some sample documents that use the glossaries package. Most of these examples use dummy lorum ipsum text, one of them uses the sample image files provided by the mwe package, which is available on both MiKTeX and TeX Live, and one of them uses the sample bibliography file xampl.bib, which should be readily available in your TeX distribution. Make sure you have an up-to-date version of the glossaries package if you want to try any of these examples. For help with building the glossary see Incorporating makeglossaries or makeglossaries-lite or bib2gls into the document build.
The glossaries-extra package is an extension to the glossaries package. It provides better abbreviation handling and extra features, as demonstrated by these examples. For help with building the glossary see Incorporating makeglossaries or makeglossaries-lite or bib2gls into the document build.
With the base glossaries package you can sort and collate using makeindex or xindy or using TeX. (See the glossaries performance page for a comparison.)
The glossaries-extra package additionally provides a way of simply listing all defined entries in the order of definition without the need for an external tool, but it also provides another sorting and collation method and that’s with bib2gls. Some of the examples below can be found in bib2gls’s examples directory and are described in more detail in the “Examples” chapter of the bib2gls user manual. For help with building the glossary see Incorporating makeglossaries or makeglossaries-lite or bib2gls into the document build.
The default behaviour of bib2gls is to sort according to the value of the
sort field. However, typically, this field should not be explicitly set. Instead, bib2gls has a set of fallback fields that vary according to the entry type. This example demonstrates the difference between using the sort fallback and using a field that’s been set in the .bib file.
Logical Glossary Divisions (
There’s a new section added to the bib2gls manual (version 1.9) regarding this topic. This example is an abridged version of that section. If you have a document with many terms that need listing, it’s likely that you may want to divide the terms into separate blocks for easier reading, but should you use
parent? This example provides a guide to help you decide the answer.
In this example, all defined entries are selected (without being referenced in the document) and listed in numerical order, where the numeric value is the approximate value of the given constant.
In this example, all defined entries are selected (without being referenced in the document) and sorted according to the description field since the name is a symbol with no intuitive order.
With makeindex and xindy, cross-referencing is limited by their syntax and by the fact that they don’t have access to all the entry data. (Information passed to the indexing applications is limited to the sort value, the location and the output markup.) Since bib2gls has access to the complete entry data (obtained from the bib file), it is better able to handle cross-references. This example uses a mixture of cross-referencing techniques.
This example is an alternative to the mini-glossary example with
\makeglossaries. It provides an environment that displays a mini list of terms at the end of it. This is in addition to the main glossary at the end of the document.
Summary of Frequently Used Terms
One of the major differences between bib2gls and makeindex/xindy is that instead of creating a file containing the commands to typeset the glossary bib2gls creates a file containing the entry definitions structured in a way that allows
\printunsrtglossary to display the glossary by simply iterating over the list of entries defined for the given glossary. This iterative approach makes it easier to filter the list so that only a subset of entries are displayed.
Inner or Nested Glossaries
As from glossaries-extra v1.44, it’s possible to have inner or nested glossaries with bib2gls. This is another way of creating logical divisions that uses the
type field but can produce similar effects to using the
parent fields. This means that you can create the illusion of a hierarchical glossary with different sort methods for different levels.
Paulo Cereda’s cool automation tool arara has been upgraded to version 4.0 and with it comes some new localisation! Here are some screenshots. (That’s Broad Norfolk, in case you’re confused.)
Book Launch Photos
Photos from book launches.