# Glossaries Acronyms generate overfull hbox: how do to line wrap? [closed]

I am using the `glossaries` package with the acronym option:

``````\usepackage[acronym,style=long3col]{glossaries}
``````

For some reason the acronyms on first use will not line wrap, e.g.,

``````\newacronym{VHDL}{VHDL}{Very High Speed Integrated Circuit (VHSIC) Hardware Description Language}
``````

I have tried using hyphenation but I can't seem to get LaTeX to detect the spaces in the acronyms and wrap the acronym around the next line.

How can I get latex to wrap the text to the next line for long ancronyms when first used or after `\glsreset{}` is used?

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## closed as too localized by lockstep, Kurt, diabonas, Stefan Kottwitz♦Oct 11 '12 at 22:06

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I guess you’re compiling your document with `latex` and the `dvips` output driver (which doesn’t support breaking links across lines). Try `latex` in conjunction with the `dvipdfmx` output driver or `pdflatex` in conjunction with the `pdftex` output driver. – mhp Sep 26 '12 at 17:35
my compilation command is: latex -interaction=nonstopmode %.tex|bibtex %.aux|latex -interaction=nonstopmode %.tex|dvips -o %.ps %.dvi|ps2pdf %.ps|evince %.pdf (from texmaker) I need to do ps first as I am using epsfig and vaucanson-g – James Sep 26 '12 at 19:16
OK, then I guessed right. P.S.: The `epsfig` package is outdated. – mhp Sep 26 '12 at 19:45
any solution then? – James Sep 27 '12 at 0:04
This question is not localized, at all, and should be reopened. This is a general problem I encounter fairly often. – James Howard Sep 20 '13 at 2:07