# Glossaries description with easylist

I'm trying to use easylist in the description of my glossaries entries. However, the list easylist isn't formatting. Does anyone know how to get this to work? I've tried using the \Activate and \Deactivate commands and that hasn't helped.

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage[xindy]{glossaries}
\usepackage[at]{easylist}

\setglossarystyle{treegroup}

\newcommand{\bel}{\begin{easylist}[enumerate]}
\newcommand{\eel}{\end{easylist}}

\setglossarystyle{treegroup}

\longnewglossaryentry{entry:enum}{
name={enumerated entry},
}{% description
This is how I want the entries to look, but I want to use \texttt{easylist} instead of \texttt{enumerate}.
\begin{enumerate}
\item
stuff 1
\item
stuff 2
\item
stuff 3
\end{enumerate}
}

\longnewglossaryentry{entry:easy}{
name={easylist entry},
}{% description
This entry should look like \gls{entry:enum}.
\bel
@ stuff 1
@ stuff 2
@ stuff 3
\eel
}

\begin{document}

This is my \gls{entry:enum}. This is an \gls{entry:easy}

\printglossaries

\end{document}


This works, with \Activate in the preamble.

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage[at]{easylist}
\usepackage{glossaries}

\newcommand{\bel}{\begin{easylist}[enumerate]}
\newcommand{\eel}{\end{easylist}}

\setglossarystyle{treegroup}

\Activate
\makeglossaries

\longnewglossaryentry{entry:enum}{
name={enumerated entry},
}{% description
This is how I want the entries to look, but I want to use \texttt{easylist} instead of \texttt{enumerate}.
\begin{enumerate}
\item
stuff 1
\item
stuff 2
\item
stuff 3
\end{enumerate}
}

\longnewglossaryentry{entry:easy}{%
name={easylist entry}
}{%
This entry should look like \gls{entry:enum}.
\begin{easylist}[enumerate]
@ stuff 1
@ stuff 2
@ stuff 3
\end{easylist}
}

\Deactivate

\begin{document}

This is my \gls{entry:enum}. This is an \gls{entry:easy}

\printglossaries

\end{document}


• @ChistianHupfer Any idea if issuing \Activate in the preamble will cause problems elsewhere or have any other (un)expected side effects? – blalterman May 31 '16 at 16:12
• @blalterman: I rarely used easylist (rarely means effectively: never ;-)), so I can't answer this. – user31729 May 31 '16 at 16:16
• Fair enough. I added a note to my initial entry with a slight change that allows it to work and issues a \Deactivate that I wold think will prevent \Activate from carrying too far forward and have edited your answer to include that line. – blalterman May 31 '16 at 16:18