{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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Expand abbreviation automatically at beginning of line

According to an tradition in Spanish typesetting (Martinez de Sousa, MELE4), the abbreviation etc. should be fully expanded to etcétera when it appears at the beginning of the line (Spanish page in ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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Can I make an “abbreviation expansion” in PDF visible?

(I hope this is at least marginally on topic) When I use the <abbr> tag in HTML, the abbreviation and its expansion are marked by the browser: But if I mark an abbreviation and its ...
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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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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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What is a good way to typeset dot-separated acronyms?

I am trying to find a good appearance for typesetting "C.A.T.A.P.U.L.T.". When I type it as is, it appears to me that P.U.L. are bunched up together while the other letters are well apart. Perhaps ...
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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 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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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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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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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?
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acro package: Italicize first occurrence of term

I am using the acro package for acronyms because, for a phrase that is not a proper name, I can have the first letter of each word uncapitalized except when it starts off a sentence, in which case the ...
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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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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 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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What is the cleanest way to call a command on each new chapter?

I'm using KOMA-Script and a mix of \chapter and \addchap commands. I would like to have \glsresetall called for every chapter as I want my acronyms redefined once per chapter. What is the cleanest ...
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Hyphenation does not work with acro and luatex, but with pdftex

I'm using luatex 0.70.1 together with acro 1.2 and I have the following MWE. \documentclass{minimal} \usepackage[ngerman]{babel} \usepackage{acro} \DeclareAcronym{DNA}{ short=DNA, ...
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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 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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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 the correct indefinite article with acronyms and their full forms

I am using the acronym package so as to automatically expand acronyms when they are first used. For example, I can simply type \ac{RMS}, and LaTeX automatically expands this to "Resource Management ...
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Acronym package: Full name after each section / chapter

I'm using the acronym package to produce a list of abbreviations and acronyms. Now, I want that the full name is printed after every new section and/or chapter. For example: \acro{PC}{Personal ...
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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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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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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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Acronyms without double dots using glossaries

I want to typeset my acronyms with abbreviating dots with, for instance, P.C.A. standing for principal component analysis and use macros for them. This question provides a trick to avoid double dots ...
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Mismatching symbol size in cases environment with acronym package

I'm running into trouble using the acronym package when I set math formulas in the cases environment. Looking at the following MWE, you will notice that inside the arccot "gamma" and "p" are smaller ...
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Using a footnote in the full name of an acronym

I would like to use a footnote in the full name of an acronym. Here is the minimal (not) working example: \documentclass{report} \usepackage{acronym} \usepackage{footnote} \begin{document} ...
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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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Problem with sorting of umlaute in a glossary (pkg glossaries)

I'm currently facing a problem concerning sorting of glossaries. I'm writing my thesis in german, so I also have some umlaute like "ä","ö" and "ü" in my acronyms. For example there is an acronym ...
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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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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 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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Can I print a list of acronyms without a header with the acro package?

I want to produce a list of acronyms from the acro package without any header at all. Is this possible? I have tried putting things like *, {}, and (space) in the header argument, but nothing has ...
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Why are not the dotted line and the page number showed up while using the acronym package with the xepersian package?

In the code below, despite using the withpage option, the dotted line and the page number are not showed up in the output pdf. How can I fix this problem? \documentclass{book} ...
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Glossaries package: small caps in body and normal caps in the acronym list

I want a list of acornyms to be printed in normal caps. However, I want small cpas acronyms in the body text. I use glossaries package as the follwoing example. Would you please help? ...
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One hyperref per acronym per page

Currently, I'm using the acronym package to keep my thesis clear and understandable, because it is quite heavy on the use of acronyms in some parts. Because of this, some pages have so many acronyms, ...
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Acronym generates abnormal spacing

I'm using the acronym package but I just realized that it has some problem with spacing. It is the last version (2012). Every time an acronym starts a new line, at the end of the previous line there ...