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hey there, when I print the glossary of the package 'glossaries' like that:

\printglossary[type=\acronymtype] % acronyms

I get something without indentation:

A aaaskjdh
BADR alksjd blaa
FO text text

But I want something like that:

A    aaaskjdh
BADR alksjd blaa
FO   text text

I tried style=long4col and style=long but that prints out the acronysm non-bold and there's some sort of indentation in front of the acronym itself:

   A    aaaskjdh
   BADR alksjd blaa
   FO   text text

I really JUST want the plain style with indentation ONLY between the acronym and the description. ANy way to do it? Thanks!

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Same question in the German community MrUnix: mrunix.de/forums/showthread.php?t=71228 –  Marco Daniel Jun 6 '11 at 16:21
Thanks, but there's not really an answer to it! –  tim Jun 6 '11 at 16:46
But for all users it is easier to know this. –  Marco Daniel Jun 6 '11 at 16:48

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I missing a minimal working example. Why don't you provide one? The most of your explanation is useless and a minimal example says more than 100 lines of any explanation.

\newacronym{cd}{CD}{compact disk}
    \glsentryitem{##1}\glstarget{##1}{##2} & ##3 & ##5\\}%
     \glstarget{##2}{\strut}##4 & ##6\\}%
  \renewcommand*{\glsgroupskip}{ & &\\}%

       ##3\glspostdescription\space ##5}%
    \glstarget{##2}{\strut}##4\glspostdescription\space ##6.}%
Die Ausgabe im Text: \gls{A}\qquad\gls{BASD}\qquad\gls{OAJ}


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Thanks a lot! I really didn't know what to do a minimal example for, it's such an 'easy' problem to understand and it was perfectly explained, just read it twice to see if something was missing. And as I see, you answered it nearly perfectly! I want to use the second style with just a little change which I can't do myself: as you can see here: img683.imageshack.us/img683/9389/zwischenablage02we.jpg I would like the margin between the groups of acronyms to be a little bit bigger (different first characters) and the margin between two lines within one group a little bit smaller. Possible? –  tim Jun 6 '11 at 19:15
thanks in advance! –  tim Jun 7 '11 at 16:27
@Marc: By group, you mean all acronyms starting with the same letter? Because there is a difference in Marco's example, the space between two acronyms starting with e.g. A is a little smaller than between one starting with A and one with B. –  Torbjørn T. Jun 12 '11 at 22:29
"By group, you mean all acronyms starting with the same letter? " Yes thats correct. –  tim Jun 14 '11 at 21:15
I fixed it myself by setting the line \begin{supertabular}{@{}>{\bfseries}lp{\glsdescwidth}p{\glspagelistwidth}}}% to \begin{supertabular}{@{}>{\bfseries}lp{1.5\glsdescwidth}p{\glspagelistwidth}}}%‌​ in the super3colleft style! –  tim Jul 11 '11 at 12:11

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