[OS X TeX] environment for symbol notation

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Fri Feb 15 18:07:21 EST 2008

On Feb 15, 2008, at 10:05 AM, Themis Matsoukas wrote:

> $X$     long, windy and verbose  description that may span more
>           than one line, but if does, it should be properly indented.
> So far I've been doing this using
> \makebox[50pt][l]{$X$} Short description
> while keeping the descriptions short to avoid running into the next  
> line.  Is there a better way?
> Themis Matsoukas


Take a look at the nomencl package, it may do what you want.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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