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Is it possible with the acronym package to produce two columns of acronyms? I checked the package guide, but didn't find any help, should I use a table? Not really sure on how to proceed. I am using classicthesis and have a too long list of acronyms.

\documentclass[10pt,a4paper,oneside,titlepage,%
headinclude,footinclude,BCOR5mm,bibtotocnumbered,%
numbers=noenddot,cleardoublepage=empty%tablecaptionabove
]{scrbook}

\usepackage{stackrel} 
\usepackage{float}
\usepackage{subfig}
\usepackage{wrapfig}
\usepackage[eulerchapternumbers,subfig,beramono,pdfspacing]{classicthesis}
\usepackage{arsclassica}
\areaset[5mm]{400pt}{699pt}
\setlength{\marginparwidth}{7em}%
\setlength{\marginparsep}{2em}%
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage[italian,english]{babel}
\usepackage{graphicx, epstopdf}
\usepackage[printonlyused]{acronym}
\usepackage{amsmath, amstext, amsfonts,amssymb}
\usepackage{tikz}
\usepackage{commath}
\graphicspath{{./img/}}

\begin{document}

dum de dum \ac{LS} technique
\section{Acronyms}
\acro{LS}{least squares}
\end{document}
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Using the acronym package, you can simply include the list of acronyms in a multicols environment:

\section*{List of Acronyms}
\begin{multicols}{2}
\begin{acronym}[VBLAST]  % longest acronym to fix width
    \acro{WARP}{Wireless Open-Access Research Platform}\acused{WARP}
    \acro{VBLAST}{Vertical Bell Laboratories Layered Space-Time}\acused{VBLAST}
    \acro{LS}{least squares}
\end{acronym}
\end{multicols}

Remember that you need to define the acronym with \acro before you can use it. It is thus helpful to include a list like this before the main text, though there are ways around it.

A full example would be:

page

\documentclass[10pt,a4paper,oneside,titlepage,%
headinclude,footinclude,BCOR5mm,bibtotocnumbered,%
numbers=noenddot,cleardoublepage=empty%tablecaptionabove
]{scrbook}

\usepackage{stackrel} 
\usepackage{float}
\usepackage{subfig}
\usepackage{wrapfig}
\usepackage[eulerchapternumbers,subfig,beramono,pdfspacing]{classicthesis}
\usepackage{arsclassica}
\areaset[5mm]{400pt}{699pt}
\setlength{\marginparwidth}{7em}%
\setlength{\marginparsep}{2em}%
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage[italian,english]{babel}
\usepackage{graphicx, epstopdf}
\usepackage[printonlyused]{acronym}
\usepackage{multicol} %<<<<<<<<<<<
\usepackage{amsmath, amstext, amsfonts,amssymb}
\usepackage{tikz}
\usepackage{commath}
\graphicspath{{./img/}}

\begin{document}

%%%%%%
\section*{List of Acronyms}
\begin{multicols}{2}
\begin{acronym}[VBLAST]  % longest acronym to fix width
    \acro{WARP}{Wireless Open-Access Research Platform}\acused{WARP}
    \acro{VBLAST}{Vertical Bell Laboratories Layered Space-Time}\acused{VBLAST}
    \acro{LS}{least squares}
\end{acronym}
\end{multicols}
%%%%%%%

\acresetall

dum de dum \ac{LS} technique, using \ac{WARP} and \ac{VBLAST}.

\end{document}

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