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

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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 ...
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Do not display one special acronym in list of acronyms

In my document I use several acronyms which I do not wish to be displayed in the list of acronyms. This solution using the acronym-package unfortunately doesn't work as it clashes with my use of the ...
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LyX and Nomenclatures

I'm using LyX and trying to use the nomenclature package to insert a bunch of acronyms into my document. I've inserted a Nomenclature table (Insert -> List/TOC -> Nomenclature). I've then created a ...
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Use of starred \ac commands in the acronym package

I'm trying to use the starred commands for the acronym package, i.e. \ac*, \acs*, \acl*, etc. But, I can't seem to get the package not to set the AC@used flag (which I believe is used by the acronym ...
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How do I suppress the list of acronyms

I am using the acronym package to handle my acronyms. To use the package, I have to define all the acronyms within a \begin{acronym} ... \end{acronym}. This generates a listing of acronyms that I want ...
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Problem using package acronym

I am using acronym package to create the list of Acronyms. I am using Acronym1.tex containing the definition of all the acronyms. However here is the list of problems I am facing. I have to sort the ...
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How to get abbreviations of the bibliography into the list of shorthands?

I wish to build a list of shorthands that also contains abbreviations used inside the bibliography (I am especially thinking of the shortjournal-field). Consider the following example: ...
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Insert Abbreviations in LyX document

I would like to generate the abbreviations entry in the report written in LyX. I could not find it. I would like to know 3 things : Insert the abbreviations table in the TOC. Insert the ...
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Acronym - Bold abbreviation without bold citation number

I am using the acronym package and let it create a footnote with the explanation on the first use of my abbreviation. However, at some parts I am using \textbf{\ac{ISO-TP}} which also makes the ...
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Canonical way to typeset spacing in abbreviations

In a comment to When one should use spacing line \quad or \, Herbert claims that e.\,g. is the canonical way to typeset spacing in abbreviations (this is not about spacing before or after ...
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How can i use the LaTeX acronym package, and optionally create an acronym list in the document?

I write papers, reports, etc., and frequently use the same set of acronyms, so I thought it would be useful to just keep all the acronym definitions in a single file. Seems like the sensible approach ...
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Automatic short/long abbreviations AND a table of abbreviations

As usual I have quite a number of abbreviations (acronyms, initialism, ...) in my thesis and I'm not happy with the way I have to do it with glossaries. I 'only' need the following: Abbreviations ...
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Automatically index acronyms

I'm using the acronym package. Is it possible to automatically add an index entry each time an acronym is used?
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Change style of printing acronyms with glossaries package

I'm using the glossaries package to define my acronyms and print them out. I'm using this style: \newglossarystyle{super3colleft}{% \renewenvironment{theglossary}% {\tablehead{}\tabletail{}% ...
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How to get correct glossary links with frontmatter pages?

I'm using the glossaries and hyperref packages, and my document has 10 or so pages of frontmatter, in roman numerals. All the links in the glossary have the correct page numbers, but when you click ...
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When using the acronym package and the smaller option, how to avoid the tiny 's' in the plural acronym?

I'm using the acronym package, and using the smaller option because that is a typographic convention. \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage[smaller]{acronym} \acrodef{DLL}{Dynamically Linked ...
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How to invert long term to short term using ACRONYM list?

In my text, I'd like to have in first use of \ac the result (all my text is typed using \ac or \acp): PC (Personal Computer) So, normally the result is opposite: Personal Computer (PC) How ...
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Glossaries: Print first occurence by using ACRONYM (DESC)

Is there a way to change the way how the acronyms in glossaries package are printed on the first occurence when defining them via \newacronym{cd}{CD}{compact disk}. Currently I'm using the following ...
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Glossaries: Print acronyms with indentation

hey there, when I print the glossary of the package 'glossaries' like that: \printglossary[type=\acronymtype] % acronyms I get something without indentation: A aaaskjdh BADR alksjd blaa FO text ...
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glossaries: different appearences for long and full displayed acronyms

Consider the following minimal example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[acronym, shortcuts]{glossaries} \makeglossaries \newcommand{\abbr}[1]{\underline{#1}} ...
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How can I combine shorthands of bibliographical entries with acronyms in text?

I would like to make \printshorthands for the code below and to put put acronyms used in text in the same list with bibliographical shorthands. Could somebody help? \documentclass[12pt]{report} ...
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Glossary spanning multiple pages with different titles

I'm using the glossaries package for my thesis and need to customize the output of printglossary to meet my university's formatting requirements. When printed, the number of abbreviations is so large ...
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Using acronyms (i.e. first usage is fully qualified, other usage is just initials) without the List of Acronyms

I have defined a file of acronyms for a document where I needed a list of acronyms as well as the proper usage of acronyms in the document itself, i.e. when the short form was first used it was ...
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Disabling use of long form when first using an acronym generated by glossaries

When using the acronym option of the glossaries-package, the first use of an acronym results in the display of Long Entry (Short Entry) I want to disable this globally. I know, I could just ...
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Macros for et al, e.g., i.e., etc. [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Macros for common abbreviations Hi, Taking et al. as an example, is it possible to make a one-shot macro like \etal that can actually handle all possible cases where ...
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Acronyms with an arrow in front of them

I'm using the acronyms package and I wonder if there's an easy way of marking acronyms as such by putting an arrow in front of them?