# Disabling use of long form when first using an acronym generated by glossaries

When using the acronym option of the glossaries-package, the first use of an acronym results in the display of

Long Entry (Short Entry)

I want to disable this globally. I know, I could just solve this by changing my entries for every single acronym. But I don't want to do this. There has to be some kind of command to do this?

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[acronym, shortcuts]{glossaries}
\makeglossaries
\begin{document}
\printglossaries
\newacronym{key}{Short Entry}{Long Entry}

The first use of $\backslash$ac\{key\} displays ''Long Entry (Short Entry)'', but should only display ''Short Entry''.

\end{document}

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$\backslash$ should be \textbackslash, or just write \verb|\ac{key}|. –  Martin Scharrer May 9 '11 at 10:24

If you only want the short entry use \acs{key} instead. You could say \let\ac\acs to make \ac equivalent to \acs, but this might cause trouble. Better is to search&replace existing \ac with \acs.

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As I don't want to replace every entry, I tried the redefinition and it seems to work fine. –  meep.meep May 9 '11 at 12:10

Actually glossaries has commands for this. See Page 105 of the user manual.

The command suitable for this would be \glsunsetall.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[acronym, shortcuts]{glossaries}
\makeglossaries
\begin{document}
\printglossaries
\newacronym{key}{Short Entry}{Long Entry}
\glsunsetall

The first use of $\backslash$ac\{key\} displays ''Long Entry (Short Entry)'', but should only display ''Short Entry''. \ac{key}

\end{document}


If you would like to limit this to your acronyms glossary (for whatever reason) you could try \glsunsetall[acronym] or \glsunsetall[\acronymtype] however these resulted in not ending latex runs on my system.

To use this for single entries use \glsunset{<key>} or see the manual under 14 Unsetting and Resetting Entry Flags

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Thank you! I'm reading for quite some time through the manual and didn't get how to do this. The name is pretty missleading for me. –  Mene May 24 at 21:29