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I had a problem trying to set the width of a glossary column. The suggested solution solved the issue, but raised another problem where the terms are appearing weird, not aligned vertically in the glossary. A minimum working example is:

  \newglossaryentry{acro#1}{type=\acronymtype, name={#1},description={#2}, first={#2 (#1)}}%

    \glstarget{##1}{##2} & ##3\glspostdescription\space ##5\\}%
     & \glstarget{##2}{\strut}##4\glspostdescription\space ##6\\}%
  %\renewcommand*{\glsgroupskip}{ & \\}%


\acronentry{ABC}{An example one}
\acronentry{BCD}{A second example}
\acronentry{DEF}{A new third example, with more text}

What produces:

Resulting document

How can I make the term and its descriptions aligned to the top vertically keeping the solution provided by @Martin H, as I need that else my layout will break?

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up vote 5 down vote accepted

Uncomment the redefinition of \glsgroupskip; note that the & inside it is useless.

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Thanks, that solved the issue! I copied the solution from @Martin H and I will ask him to fix it in its answers to the other question. – Weslei Jul 17 '11 at 21:19

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