{acronyms} is about formatting acronyms and abbreviations using customized commands or specific packages like acronym or {glossaries}.

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Two plural forms for acronyms

Is it possible to have more than one plural form for acronyms? I want to use the following german term for revision/version control system: VVS for Versionsverwaltungssystem the normal plural would ...
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Is it possible to automatically add an index entry each time an acronym/glossaries command is used in the document? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Automatically index acronyms I am using glossaries package for acronyms (\usepackage[acronym]{glossaries}). I have a separate .tex file for a list of ...
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How to change text generated in package acronym [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to invert long term to short term using ACRONYM list? This is a newbie question, how to change the text generated by \ac command, like: I have this: ...
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Typesetting mixed-case acronyms with numbers

What are the various alternatives to typeset acronyms that contain lowercase letters, lowercase letters and numbers? For example, take the acronym SOA4All. The naive way would be to typeset it just ...
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Parameter to the acronym environment changes the font of the acronym column

If I add a parameter to the acronym environment in order to set the width of the acronym column, the font of the text in the acronym column automatically changes. How can I prevent (or at least ...
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Using acronyms at start of sentence

I want it to capitalize the first letter of an expanded acronym used at the start of a sentence, like: Application programming interfaces (APIs) are ... I tried to define a new command \Acp for ...
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Disabling interword spacing for periods following capital letters

By default, LaTex inserts a longer, intersentence space after a period. The exception is if the period follows a capital letter, in which case an interword space is assumed. This thread describes ...
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Abbreviations for AM, PM (small caps) for use within \textbf

I have been using \textsc for the abbreviations for AM, PM, but it does not work within \textbf{}. As you can see in the image, within a \textbf{}, it reverts to the normal lower case letter. Ulrike ...
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How to prevent getting a space after an abbreviation using the abbrevs package?

If I use the abbrevs package and define a \newabbrev using the following code \newabbrev\gb{Great Britain} and use it in the following example (taken from the xspace package documentation): \gb, a ...
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acronym package: don't write acronym if single occurence

I use the acronym package for managing acronyms. There is one option I am missing (couldn't find it in the manual): that is, suppressing the abbreviated form if the acronym occurs only once throughout ...
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How to change the font for biblatex acronyms

I have a bibliography in biblatex and I want to use different fonts than Computer Modern, namely Lato & Bitstream Charter. Here is a minimal example: \documentclass{article} ...
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Capitalize the first letter in acronym list

When using the acronym package I would like to capitalize the first letter in the acronym description (e.g., Direct current). But when used in text I would like to have the word in lower letters. ...
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How to combine package acronym and hyphenation? [closed]

It seems that words part of an acronym defined using the Acronym package have trouble being hyphenated. How can I make sure that the long version of the acronym will be hyphenated correctly? ...
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Glossaries package: ignore \newacronym if acronym has been defined before

I have a document consisting of multiple tex files, one per chapter, I am using the glossaries package to create list of acronyms. Ideally I want to define acronyms as close to where they are used, ...
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acronym with inputenc changes between latin10 and utf8

[edited] finished OK MWE This is mwe.dtx. % \iffalse (METACOMMENT) %% %% --------------------------------------------------------------------- %% %% Document class `mwe' to use with LaTeX 2e. %% ...
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How to define acronyms in ConTeXt?

The acronym packages allows one to easily create and display acronyms, with a simple syntax, like \ac{usb}. The first time this is called, is will say “Universal Serial Bus (USB)”, but after that, ...
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Setting acronyms to appear as a footnotes in margin cause Marginpar moved warning

I am using glossaries package with the acronym and footnote option. I also set footnotes to appear in the margin. With multiple acronyms in a line, multiple footnotes are placed in the margin. To ...
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List of abbreviations/acronyms packages for non-English languages [closed]

Is there any LaTeX package for acronyms/abbreviations that specifically targets Cyrillic (Russian/Ukrainian) users, with all that different cases (Dative, Accusative, etc.) they have in their ...
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Getting errors when using the grammar environment before \chapter{} and \begin{description}

I hope you can help me. I am using an empty grammar environment, included in the syntax package, within a file called appendix_c.tex, whose contents are as follows: \chapter{Modified version of the ...
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italic acronym in \acro{PCB}{Printed Circuit Board} [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to escape ampersand in \acro command? Hello i would like to insert something like this \acro{\textit{PCB}}{Printed Circuit Board} inside acronym environment, but i ...
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Is there a tool for generating journal names' abbreviations

Having a BibTeT file with full journal titles in it, I'm looking for a tool to construct a list of abbreviations following ISSN standard (it specifies how to abbreviate individual words, which should ...
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How do I prevent TeX from hyphenating acronyms?

Upper-case words look awkward when hyphenated. How do I suppress this behavior?
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Problem with spacing after abbreviation [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: \newcommand and spacing No space following macro without argument I want to use \newabbrev for some abbreviations, but the spacing is off. With \newabbrev, I get ...
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How to escape ampersand in \acro command?

I am trying to use the acronym package to create an acronym list. The problem is that one of the acronyms I need to use contains an ampersand ('&'). But when I try to compile the .tex file I get ...
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Biblatex: Abbreviating authoring organisations in citations

In my manuscript (apa6) I'm citing a report by the World Health Organisation. The .bib-file entry looks like this: @techreport{WHO_2001, Author = {World Health Organization}, Address = {Genf, ...
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How to uppercase/lowercase the ending 's' in plural acronyms

I'm using a template that somebody else has created, so I don't know if the default LaTeX acronym option is to upper- or lowercase the ending 's', but I would like to have it lowercase. Currently it ...
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glossary / acronym ; list of pages / locations : ignore the actual list of acronyms

I use the glossaries package with the acronym option. When I create the list of acronyms, I have a list of locations (per entry): pages, and/or subsections. The problem is that each (used) entry has ...
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Some glossary (acronym) entries without location (but still with links)

In my master thesis, I have a lots of acronyms. Some of them I use very frequently, while others just once or twice. Some of them I have a "main" definition, most don't have one. (Main definition is ...
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Acronym option for accsupp package: (how) does this work? [closed]

I'm trying to use the E acronym feature option from the accsupp package. It is actually not really documented what it should do, but I would like to obtain something like the HTML title tag in images, ...
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Template a Cover letter using macros?

I'd like to create a cover letter where I can insert the company name, and various other consistent pieces of information as a macro to be expanded when the document is compiled. I'm very new to ...
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How to make glossaries in output?

This is my sample script. I want to print glosssaries. I am trying to do that but nothing gets printed. I am using \documentclass[oneside,12pt]{report} \usepackage{fancyheadings} ...
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Why won't my glossaries print?

I have a look around online and at other posts however I haven't been able to find a solution to this problem. Here is the code I'm using: \documentclass[a4paper,final]{report} \usepackage{epsfig} ...
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Why my printnomenclature not working?

This is my Script: In my class file i added the following entry: \usepackage[intoc]{nomencl} \renewcommand{\nomname}{\large \textbf{Mathematical Notation}} \makenomenclature \usepackage{datatool} ...
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Internal link with tooltip

How can I combine the acronym package with the pdfcomment package? I want that a tool tip will aprear on hovering to a acronym link. How can I combine that? \documentclass{article} ...
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Two equal acronym - What should I do?

I'm using the acronym package. I have in two chapters the acronym MAC one time for "Media Access Control" and in the second chapter as "Message Authentication Code". How can I use both MACs? Is a ...
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Managing acronyms with a macro that preserves the full name

I use the acronym package to create and manage acronyms in my document, e.g.: \newacro{css}[CSS]{Cascading Style Sheets} Can you use \ac{css}? However, sometimes I must add typesetting to ...
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Best package for developing a List of Abbreviations

I'm in the process of writing a long document and need a List of abbreviations. I've been reading the LaTeX wiki book about this and have had a play with the packages nomencl and glossaries. What ...
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Problem with \acs from acronym package: No link in list of acronyms

It appears that when using the acronym package, a link including the page number is only created in the list of acronyms when using \acf, but not with \acs nor \acl. This is a problem in the following ...
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How to pluralize an acronym which ends in 'S' correctly?

When using the acronym package, how can you correctly pluralize an acronym which ends on 'S'? Take the acronym: OS - operating system It should be pluralized as OS's, but is pluralized as OSs when ...
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Omit list of acronyms

I have a text which includes some acronyms \ac{ABC}, but I want to omit the list of acronyms from my final document. As this post suggests, I tried: \usepackage[nolist]{acronym} but the title ...
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Displaying acronyms, abbreviations, and units

I use the acronym package for displaying acronyms, such as "KFC". As most of the acronyms are common knowledge, I use \acs{kfc}, which only presents the short form. Also, the siuntix package can be ...
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\textsc and acronym

I am willing to use the acronym package in a paper and I'd like to show the acronym in \textsc. Unfortunately the documentation of the package says that my acronym can be only an ASCII character. ...
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Errors using \acrodef or \newacro

Using the package acronym, I get a error defining acronyms with \acrodef or \newacro instead of \acro: ! LaTeX Error: Something's wrong--perhaps a missing \item. See the LaTeX manual or LaTeX ...
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Mixing uppercase, lowercase, and small caps?

The problem I want to follow The Economist's example for annoyingly mixed-case words: letterspace them, capitalize the first letter according to normal rules, and set all other capitals as small ...
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Is it possible to define an acronym-command which behaves differently on the first invocation than on the rest?

Most technical writers will immediately see how I'd like to use this. I'm writing a paper about something I'll call That Which Will Be Abbreviated (TWWBA). I'd like to have a macro, \TWWBA{}, that ...
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how to get a colon “:” after the short abbreviation in acronym

I was wondering how to get in my acronym list ":" (colon) after the short abbreviation, for example: I want to get UV: Ultra Violet but I keep getting UV Ultra Violet without the ...
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How to abbreviate journal name in citation

I'm writing my research proposal and my supervisor wants me to abbreviate the journal name (and remove part of the month from the publication date). How can I achieve that? Edit: I am using BibTeX ...
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How to let glossaries display “long form (abbreviation)” in the list of acronyms?

This is a pontentially dumb question, but I fail at making glossaries print the long form accompanied by the abbreviation in the list of acronyms. Let this be the document (should be self-contained): ...
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Let bibtex declare and use acronyms in reference section

Suppose I have a two (or, in fact, an arbitrary number of) bibtex entries as follows: @inproceeding{one,author = {Paul Elk}, title = {Moo}, series = {The Original Oak Likes Our Natural Ginseng}, ...
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Using the glossaries package, how can I have a different description in the glossaries list to how it appears in the document?

The main reason for this is that in text I would like QUT to appear as "the Queensland University of Technology" but I would like this to appear in the acronym list with out the leading "the". Is ...