# Can the acronym package be told to use a certain style?

I'm using the acronym package and I'm trying to add generic styling. Specifically, I want the first mention of the acronym to expand the long form in italics.

What I've done so far is to say:

\acrodef{label}[short]{\textit{long form}}


And that seems to work as long as you don't need to repeat the long form (which I don't). However it clashes when you need the plural form \acp{lable}, as the plural "s" will not be typeset in italics:

long forms <- wrong
long forms <- correct

Is there a way to tell the acronym package to typeset the long form in italics?

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\renewcommand*{\acffont}[1]{\textit{#1}}

\renewcommand*{\acfsfont}[1]{\textnormal{#1}}

Coincidentally, I just found this, too. However, I cannot get the long form to be set in italics, but not the part in parentheses: That is, I want "long form: (short)" instead of "long form (short)" but \acffont seems to encompass the entire thing. –  bitmask Nov 30 '12 at 15:17