I am trying to use the `nomencl`

package. I am following an excellent

looking guide available here:

http://www.cs.brown.edu/system/software/latex/doc/nomencl.pdf

However, I can't for the life of me get even the most basic example

working despite the document building with no errors. This is the

basic example:

```
\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{nomencl}
\makenomenclature
\begin{document}
\section*{Main equations}
\begin{equation}
a=\frac{N}{A}
\end{equation}%
\nomenclature{$a$}{The number of angels per unit area}%
\nomenclature{$N$}{The number of angels per needle point}%
\nomenclature{$A$}{The area of the needle point}%
The equation $\sigma = m a$%
\nomenclature{$\sigma$}{The total mass of angels per unit area}%
\nomenclature{$m$}{The mass of one angel}
follows easily.
\printnomenclature
\end{document}
```

When I build this document (using Texmaker and MikTex 2.9), I get

a page with the equations and text. There are no errors or warnings

shown and it even creates an ".nlo" file with the correct information

inside. But no nomenclature.

Can anyone think of anything I have missed or should try?

## Best Answer

the original code you have posted seems to work also, if you run

`pdflatex`

, then`makeindex`

, then`pdflatex`

again. I have copied and pasted your example into a file named`n.tex`

. Then, I didand it seems to work.

You may also want to check a more up-to-date version of the documentation (the one from CTAN): package page on CTAN; documentation, linked from CTAN