# Can package glossaries work in two-column mode?

I am using the glossaries package to make a two-column acronym list. It works fine except that at the top of columns the list of letters collides with the acronyms in the second column. On the image below, I used the lupe to enlarge the effect for visibility. (MIPS is overlayed by a green X). How can I get rid off of that? Either breaking at the end of the column the list of letters, or padding the second column or any other idea. If possible, I would like to avoid changing to single-column mode only because of this.

• MWE please, everything else is guessing around.... – user31729 Jan 13 '17 at 19:58
• For the effect of helping you, it would be more appreciated, if you included an MWE with your LaTeX-code. Everything else is using the crystal ball. Mine is lend to an Word user unfortunately ;-) – Jan Jan 13 '17 at 19:59
• Is the document in two-column mode (through twocolumn class option or \twocolumn) or are you using a glossary style that implements two column mode such as the mcolindexhypergroup style or the mcolindexspannav style? It looks like you're probably using altlist in a two-column document, but we need to minimal working example (MWE) to diagnose the problem. – Nicola Talbot Jan 13 '17 at 21:04

I'm guessing you have something like this:

\documentclass[twocolumn]{article}

\usepackage{glossaries}

\makeglossaries

\begin{document}

\printglossary[style=altlisthypergroup]

\end{document}


By default the navigation line in the altlisthypergroup style is in the optional argument of \item which aligns it with the entries and group headers. This is fine as long as there's enough room on the line. If there isn't, then you need to redefine \glslistnavigationitem. For example:

\documentclass[twocolumn]{article}

\usepackage{glossaries}

\makeglossaries