# How to remove an entry location for a particular reference of the glossary term?

I'm using a custom command \addacronym which creates two glossary entries for each acronym:

• the main entry and
• a cross-reference from the abbreviation to the main entry.

I also had to redefine the \glsseeitemformat command to change the text of the cross-reference links to the long versions of the acronyms by calling \acrlong.

The problem is that this command adds a new entry location to the main glossary term. How can I avoid that?

Here is a MWE:

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage{glossaries}

\makeglossaries

% A new command creates two glossary entries for each acronym (the main entry
% and a cross-reference from abbreviation to the main entry).
% Create the main glossary entry with \newacronym
% \newacronym[key-val list]{label}{abbrv}{long}
\newacronym[
name={#4 (#3)},
description={#5},
#1 % pass additional options to \newglossaryentry
]
{#2}{#3}{#4}
% Create a cross-reference from the abbreviation to the main glossary entry by
% creating an auxiliary glossary entry (note: we set the label of this entry
% to '<original label>_auxiliary' to avoid clashes)
\newglossaryentry{#2_auxiliary}{
name={#3},
sort={#3},
description={\makefirstuc{#4}},
see=[See:]{#2}
}
}

% Change the text of the cross-reference links to long versions of the acronyms
\renewcommand*{\glsseeitemformat}[1]{\emph{\acrlong{#1}}.}

{sample} % label
{ABR} % abbreviation
{long version of the acronym}
{Description of the acronym}

\begin{document}

The first occurrence of the acronym would look like:
\gls{sample}.
Further occurrences would look like: \gls{sample}.

\newpage

\printglossaries

\end{document}


It produces two pages. First page:

Second page:

The entry location I want to remove is crossed-out in red.

• Try using \glsentrylong instead of \acrlong. The former just displays the text associated with the long version without indexing it or creating a hyperlink. If you want a hyperlink you can use \glshyperlink[\glsentrylong{sample}]{sample} – Nicola Talbot Aug 17 '13 at 11:47
• @NicolaTalbot, your solution works like a charm. Thanks! Please, create an answer, so I can accept it. – tjanez Aug 17 '13 at 13:20

\glsentrylong just displays the text associated with the long version without indexing it or creating a hyperlink, so you can use \glsentrylong instead of \acrlong. If you want a hyperlink as well, you can use \glsentrylong in the optional argument of \glshyperlink. Example:

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage{glossaries}

\makeglossaries

% A new command creates two glossary entries for each acronym (the main entry
% and a cross-reference from abbreviation to the main entry).
% Create the main glossary entry with \newacronym
% \newacronym[key-val list]{label}{abbrv}{long}
\newacronym[
name={#4 (#3)},
description={#5},
#1 % pass additional options to \newglossaryentry
]
{#2}{#3}{#4}
% Create a cross-reference from the abbreviation to the main glossary entry by
% creating an auxiliary glossary entry (note: we set the label of this entry
% to '<original label>_auxiliary' to avoid clashes)
\newglossaryentry{#2_auxiliary}{
name={#3},
sort={#3},
description={\makefirstuc{#4}},
see=[See:]{#2}
}
}

% Change the text of the cross-reference links to long versions of the acronyms

{sample} % label
{ABR} % abbreviation
{long version of the acronym}
{Description of the acronym}

\begin{document}

The first occurrence of the acronym would look like:
\gls{sample}.
Further occurrences would look like: \gls{sample}.

\newpage

\printglossaries

\end{document}


This produces: