I'm currently using the glossaries package to describe a few abbreviations/acronyms, I have defined all my acronyms with \gls{}...

My glossary list however makes an enter at the middle of the page, I don't know why. Does anyone know how I can expand the second column to describe all the text on one line?

I can't paste the whole preamble, because it contains confidential information and is 3 pages long.

enter image description here

  • I don't understand your question. Which entry on which middle? Vertically in middle? Horizontally in the middle? Try style=long (I suspect you have style=long3) – user31729 Oct 2 '15 at 17:08
  • I'm currently using code \usepackage[toc, nogroupskip, nonumberlist, nopostdot, style = super]{glossaries}. My current issue is that some of the lines are divided over two rows, but I want the information to be on the same line. e.g. MPS : separated after massively.. – BenneB Oct 2 '15 at 17:29
  • 2
    Try \setlength{\glsdescwidth}{0.8\textwidth}, i.e. increasing the width of the description column. But this will not work if the description content is just too wide for this width -- it will wrap then. In this you have to use a smaller font, for example – user31729 Oct 2 '15 at 17:40
  • it looks like this sample was set on a two-column page. that is usually a function of the document class. you need to determine whether there is an available one-column option, and make it apply to this page. – barbara beeton Oct 2 '15 at 17:42
  • Thank you @ChristianHupfer . Problem effectively solved. You're a life saver!! – BenneB Oct 2 '15 at 19:48

Short answer:

Apparently the O.P. has too wide descriptions. Using


will increase the width of the description column used in the long and other glossaries styles.

However, if the text is still wider, it will be wrapped around.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.