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.

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  • 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, 2015 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, 2015 at 17:29
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    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, 2015 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. Oct 2, 2015 at 17:42
  • Thank you @ChristianHupfer . Problem effectively solved. You're a life saver!!
    – BenneB
    Oct 2, 2015 at 19:48

1 Answer 1


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.

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