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I'm using glossaries to generate my acronyms. Sometimes the first definition of the acronym is placed in a section or chapter title. When I generate the ToC, then obviously that will become the first occurrence and will be expanded, but the acronym in the tile will not. Is it possible to have them expand either in both places or only in the tile, not the ToC? I'd like a general solution, meaning that I don't want to manually reset the glossary before the title where the acronym appears.

Here's a very short example of what I have:


\newacronym{MOSFET}{MOSFET}{metal-oxide semiconductor field-effect transistor}


EDIT: This post is related, but doesn't really do...

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will make it use the expanded form in the title and the toc

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That's nice! I see the braces are essential. – Count Zero Sep 30 '12 at 12:00
@davidcarlisle is there anyway of not expanding in TOC or titles. The think is otherwise the first time in text is not expanded. For instance, one in toc if I talk about a term in the introduction it is not expanded. Should I use \glsresetall{}? – jlanza Jan 26 '14 at 12:14

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