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

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Macros for common abbreviations

Common abbreviations are surprisingly tricky to format correctly. I'd like some simple macros for them, to be used like so: You should eat more fruit, \eg apples, bananas, oranges, \etc. There are ...
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How to create both list of abbreviations and list of nomenclature using nomencl package?

I have searched for the whole day online, but all the threads indicate only realizing one of the lists by using nomencl package. I want to create both list of abbreviations AND list of nomenclature ...
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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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Are mouse over definitions of acronyms possible?

I have a lot of acronyms in my thesis and I am using the acro package. I would like to know if there is an option to make it possible for the acronyms within the thesis to display a mouse over ...
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How to define a command that bolds the first letter of each word in the input argument?

I want to define a command that takes a sentence, a word or several words as input and bolds the first letter of each word. I need this mostly for abbreviations and so far I have done it manually in ...
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Using small caps for abbreviations

I’m using small caps to mark up acronyms. Many style guides recommend this to make the acronyms stand out less among the lower-case letters. However, I didn’t find good advice of what to do with ...
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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 render individual acronyms in lower case when used inline, but mixed case in the list of acronyms?

I would like to output acronyms with the first letter of a word in upper case when they are printed to the list of acronyms. However, it certain cases I would like to print the written out form in ...
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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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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 can I force LyX to rebuild intermediate files for clean PDF display?

I am working on a multi-file document in LyX (my thesis) and occasionally have problems where LyX seems to rely on old version of intermediate files when updating the PDF output. Is there an easy way ...
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cannot compile when using acronym package \Iac command multiple times

When using the acronym package (current version 2012/10/29 v1.38) with hyperref, the upper case indefinite article command \Iac does not compile in some cases. This code \documentclass{article} ...
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List of mathematical notation / abbreviations

In my article, I would like to create a section "Mathematical Notation" that lists all the arcane mathematical symbols I'm using. This is similar to an index or a list of figures. An example of what ...
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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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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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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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How to add translation to long form of acronym?

I am currently using the acronym package to handle acronyms/abbreviations in my thesis. I am writing in German, but I use a couple of English acronyms because either no German acronym exists or the ...
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How to change the format of acronyms?

I use the acronym package. Please help me to change a gap between the acronym and full name of acronym and to put a dash between them like this: PG - some text HRoT - some text some text ...
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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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How to use conditional (if statements) with data from acronyms?

I am using acronym for autocomplete my text like mailing functions. So I want the long text from acronym using all the time, and I am using \acro{}{} to define, so \acro{Maria}{f} - for me shows that ...
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Glossaries acronyms two languages

I'm using glossaries package to make my list of acronyms. I'm writing in Spanish but some of my acronyms are in English. I want them to be displayed like: Spanish description - English long (Short) - ...
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Acronyms & Glossaries not being output in the PDF

I've used glossaries in the past running latest MikTex and Texniccenter on Windows 8.1 and now after 2 year I started to write a new paper using my old template and I got stuck using the glossaries. ...
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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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Can small-caps be automated for abbreviations and acronyms?

Is there a way to force LaTeX to automatically use small-caps for abbreviations and acronyms (or more specifically, strings of two or more uppercase letters)?
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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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Short titles, Journal abbreviations, etc. in biblatex

I've been making the switch toward using biblatex-chicago to replace an old .bst (now out-dated), but I'm still confused as to how biblatex handles short-forms and abbreviations. For example, when I ...
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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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Capitalising the first letter of an acronym?

I'm using the acronym package in my document and in several instances I want to start a sentence with the expanded acronym. Is there any way of telling the package to capitalise the first letter? For ...
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More than one nomenclature/acronyms list in the document

I would like to have more than one nomenclature/acronyms in my document: Below every equation At the beginning of the document a complete nomenclature of all symbols used. Do you know whether it ...
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Why does the compiler keeps telling me (forever) to rerun because labels have changed?

I have a LaTeX paper (multifile setup, using \input{} statements) that , since a few days ago, keeps telling me at each compile (both with pdflatex or latex): LaTeX Warning: Label(s) may have ...
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Proper indentation in acronym package

I am using the acronym package in the thesis. This is the first time I am using this so don't know much. But I did something like this. \begin{acronym} \acro{2G}{2nd Generation} \acro{3GPP}{3rd ...
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Acronyms in section names with classic thesis

I have troubles using acronym package with classicthesis package when I put an acronym in a section name. The least reproducible example I could come up with is this: \documentclass{scrreprt} % If I ...
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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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Symbol in plural form of acronym in glossaries package

Follow-up question If the plural form acronym is used first then it is printing one s after the symbol in parenthesis and this is not desired. For example, if \glspl{a} occurs first before any use of ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 highlight important pages in glossaries page number list

In some books, the keywords page not only has a list of pages the keyword was referenced, it also bold or emphasize page numbers where the keyword was defined or explained. How do I do that with ...
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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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Acronyms sorted alphabetically in Index

I am using glossaries package with the acronym option \usepackage[acronym,toc,shortcuts]{glossaries}. When my Index is generated, the acronyms are not listed alphabetically but rather as a "Symbol" ...
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Macro for typesetting acronyms

All-caps acronyms and brand names like IBM look better when typeset a little smaller than usual. My simple solution is the following macro: \def\<#1>{{\small #1}} It's used like here ...
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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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acronym - tabular — weird spacing while using \ac

I'm currently writing a Lab-Report, using a lot of acronyms and tables. What I have so far looks like this: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} ...
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Creating abbreviations list with manual entries

How do I create list of abbreviations if I want to add them manually and not tag each abbreaviation in the file first (the file is already written)?
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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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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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Redefine the style of acronyms (glossaries)

In a paper I'm writing I would like to enter a list of acronyms used, and I'm trying to do with the use of glossaries package. The problem is the style in which they appear acronyms. A compilable code ...