I am currently using the isov2 document class. I would like to create a list of symbols. I currently have the following output (style)

Current Symbols List Formatting

using the code:

\symboldef{ACSE}{association control service element}

However, I'd like instead for the abbreviation and "definition" to be on one line, no extra line break in between the lines and without an indent similar to the image below:

Ideal Symbols List Formatting

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    – user31729
    Aug 3, 2014 at 22:15

1 Answer 1


A simple redefinition of the symbols environment (a list) will do:


    {\itemsep 0pt \parsep 0pt \itemindent 0em \leftmargin 5em
     \labelsep 1em \labelwidth 4em


Some text here
\symboldef{ACSE}{association control service element}
\symboldef{ADSE}{association domination service element}


enter image description here

Just for the record, here's the original definition from isov2.cls:

    {\itemindent 0em \leftmargin 8em
     \labelsep 1em \labelwidth 5em
  • Thank you! I have the PDF of the iso class, "LaTeX for ISO standards" however, I'm still fairly new to LaTeX and I haven't found a resource for redefining environments or learning more of the "programmer" part of LaTeX.
    – Khori Wood
    Aug 3, 2014 at 23:33
  • @KhoriWood You're welcome! I was wondering if you are still interested in an answer to this other question of yours: tex.stackexchange.com/q/192324/3954 (I provided a way to suppress the word "Page", but there's still some issue unsolved). Aug 4, 2014 at 1:41
  • Thank you I definitely still needed that answer and wasn't sure how to make the post noticeable that I added information. Thank you again for another great resolution.
    – Khori Wood
    Aug 5, 2014 at 16:40

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