I'm using the glossaries package to define a glossary. However, I would like all \gls{} references to appear in italic. Is there any way to do this without adding \it everywhere?

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    Welcome to the TeX.SX and thank you for the question. Could you please add your (minimal working) example starting with \documentclass... and ending with ...\end{document} to the post? It would help solvers tremendously when they try to solve it.
    – Malipivo
    Mar 31, 2014 at 12:45

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Redefine \glstextformat:



\newglossaryentry{sample}{name={sample},description={an example}}




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    This creates an unusual look, where italicized parentheses may surround a non-italicized acronym. Can anyone recommend a way to either italicize the acronym too, or de-italicize the parentheses?
    – barnhillec
    Apr 28, 2016 at 9:30
  • @barnhillec Try redefining \acronymfont to make the acronym italicized. It depends on whether you're using one of the acronym styles (using \setacronymstyle). It might be worth asking a separate question if you want regular entries formatted differently to acronyms. Apr 28, 2016 at 13:44
  • Actually, it looks as though the linked question Different formatting for acronyms and glossary entries might be appropriate. Apr 28, 2016 at 13:47

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