Due to my small knowledge and planning skills, I wrote a quite big document using a lot of acronyms, and after I decided to insert a List of Abbrebiations using the acro package.

It turns out that unless you actually have e.g. \ac{OP} somewhere, the abbreviation

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will not appear in the abbreviations list. Is there a way to make all the abbreviations be printed in the document, even without the proper \ac{} in the tex (similar to \nocite)?.

(Yes I know... I will do it properly in the future)

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    Documentations are probably the most unread texts in the world. See section "Reset or Mark as Used, Test if Acronym Has Been Used" Mar 20, 2015 at 15:07

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You can use


for fooling acro package into thinking that they are used.

  • Where do I put this in my document? And somehow I can use \acro, but not \acuseall. Which package is to include? Mar 15, 2020 at 22:07
  • @nonNumericalFloat this was 5 years ago, apologies, I have no recollection of this thing, I have no idea Mar 16, 2020 at 8:50
  • @nonNumericalFloat I'm using the package acronym and it seems to show all by default, but can be loaded with [printonlyused] if that is desired
    – elk
    Jan 30, 2021 at 12:44

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