I'm using the package acronym for acronyms . In combination with the hyperref package, all acronyms are linked to the acronym list. Now I'm using some acronyms more then one time on one page. Is it possible to configure acronym in a way that only the first acronym is linked to the acronym list?

I found something familiar but it's for glossary and I can't get it work for acronym:


  • A starter document would be nice! – user31729 Dec 17 '15 at 14:09
  • First ever or first use on a page? Either way, to automate the process you could use the xstring package to create a delimited list of acronyms and check if a particular acronym is on the list. – John Kormylo Dec 18 '15 at 4:29
  • The way acronyms are managed is very well established, and implemented in related packages like acronym and glossaries. I do not see reasonable advantages in deviating from that. From your question, I understand that, if a given acronym appears on several pages and several times on each page, the first occurrence (and only the first one) of that acronym on each page should be hyperlinked. Is this understanding correct? – Alessandro Cuttin Sep 13 '19 at 15:05

You can use the command of the linked answers (\glsentrytext{entry}) for acronyms, too.

Unless you are bounded to the acronym package for some specific reason, you can use the glossaries package for you acronyms and take advantage of \glsentrytext{entry}:

\printglossary[type=\acronymtype,title=List of acronyms]
\newacronym{tag}{ACR}{ACRonym definition}
some text
some text
\gls{tag} % first time on the page
some text
some text
\glsentrytext{tag} % every other time you want

However, I'm not sure how you can detect when a given occurrence of the acronym is the first one on a given page.

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