(Question 1 below is about "pure" LaTeX if you are not familar with LyX...)
The TeX.SX question (my interpretation)
Two years ago this question was asked. The title is "Use a quality glossary and acronym list in LyX". First the OP refers to Q&A on how to write a glossary and acronym list in LaTeX. In the second sentence the OP states the wish to use that glossary and acronym list in LyX.
The reason to ask such a question is that in LyX one cannot directly edit the LaTeX code. LyX automatically generates the LaTeX code but this process can be tweaked and it is possible to inject TeX code/ERT.
After showing a picture of the wanted result the OP mentions that the problem might be too big. The OP allows to solve the question in steps and suggest an approach ("I have broken [up the question into] a possible first step, [...] I am trying to use two packages [...]. My attempt is shown below").
The TeX.SX answers
There are two answers on this:
- Answer A: one by another member
- Answer B: one by myself.
Previously, I had commented on Answer A stating without details that I think it is "not an answer" and not downvoting. I deleted that. Because of a recent duplicate I check Answer A again. The recently featured post "Correct flagging (or: bad answers are answers, too)" is mainly about flagging but also states:
If the answer is really wrong, feel free to down-vote it (down to -1) and please add a comment to it if there isn't already a suitable one there.
I did that with leaving comments about the two major issues 1 and 2 but the author is objecting to them. (If the issues with Answer A are addressed I will change my mind...) Hence, I want to ask the following questions:
Compiling the LaTeX MWE of Answer A, I fail to get the glossary and acronym list in my PDF output as shown in Answer A. The author recently states
\makeglossariesis not needed.
Does the MWE produce glossary and acronym list in your PDF?
Where in Answer A do I find how to create the necessary auxiliary files .gls, .glg ... manually (even knowing that
makeglossarieswill create them for LaTeX is not enought since LyX does not place auxiliary files into your normal working directory) or how to configure LyX to automate the process?
Has my action been okay?
Furthermore, one could ask whether a simple copy and paste into LyX (where to copy which part?) will work. The author of Answer A assumes that more or less ("I don't know what this has to do with Lyx, so I ignore that.") I have also a different understanding of the OP question as I stated above. Is the recent comment on Answer A correct: "The OP asked how to render the glossary and acronym list with
nomenclature." Did the OP really asked for that?
BTW, I noticed that my answer got downvoted today without stating any reason! Is there any coincidence?