# package glossaries: acronymstyle using footnote affects main-glossary?

I have two seperate glossaries. One for acronyms and one for general explanations (main).

For acronyms i used the footnote-style. This works as expected: one first use of the acronym a footnote is displayed.

For general explanations i prefer a link to the glossary (no footnote). But there seems to be a problem. On first occurrence, the explanation isn't shown as a link. Maybe the footnote-style of acronyms is interfering...

Question: How can i modify the given code to link the explanation to the glossary on first occurrence (...and make all explanations shown in italic)?

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[nonumberlist, shortcuts, acronyms]{glossaries}

\makenoidxglossaries

\setacronymstyle{footnote-sc}

%% List of Acronyms
\newacronym{IOM}{IOM}{Institute Of Medicine}

%% List of Explanations
\newglossaryentry{leukemia}{name={leukemia}, plural={leukemia} ,
description={A group of cancers that usually begins in the bone marrow}}

\begin{document}

\ac{IOM} \ac{IOM} \ac{IOM} \\                                                % Works correctly
\gls{leukemia} \gls{leukemia} \gls{leukemia}                 % First occurrence of leukemia isn't linked to glossary

\printnoidxglossary[style=altlist,title=Glossary]
\printnoidxglossary[type=\acronymtype, nogroupskip, title=Abbreviations]

\end{document}


• Can you clarify what you mean by "make all explanations shown in italic"? Do you mean you want the descriptions in the glossary italic? Sep 10 '14 at 9:48

The footnote acronym styles do indeed change the hyperfirst setting. From the "Predefined Acronym Styles" section of the manual:

In order to avoid nested hyperlinks on first use the footnote styles automatically implement hyperfirst=false for the acronym lists.

You can however override this using \glshyperfirsttrue to switch on the first use hyperlinks for all the glossaries. If you also use \glsacrfootnotetrue, the first use hyperlinks will only be on for the non-acronym glossaries. For example:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[nonumberlist, shortcuts, acronyms]{glossaries}

\makenoidxglossaries

\setacronymstyle{footnote-sc}

\glshyperfirsttrue
\glsacrfootnotetrue

%% List of Acronyms
\newacronym{IOM}{IOM}{Institute Of Medicine}

%% List of Explanations
\newglossaryentry{leukemia}{name={leukemia}, plural={leukemia} ,
description={A group of cancers that usually begins in the bone
marrow}}

\begin{document}

\ac{IOM} \ac{IOM} \ac{IOM}

\gls{leukemia} \gls{leukemia} \gls{leukemia}

\printnoidxglossary[style=altlist,title=Glossary]
\printnoidxglossary[type=\acronymtype, nogroupskip,
title=Abbreviations]

\end{document}


This produces: