I have a list of acronyms that it is working well, but suddenly after the chapter 3 acronym \ac{acl}[ACL]{Access Control List} it breaks. All acronyms after it appears as @<>@<>@acl (ACL). I am using sharelatex.com. The main log output doesn't show any error about acronyms. I am not using acronyms on footnotes. Which log can I see more details? How can I fix this?


Edit I included \usepackage[acronym,nomain]{glossaries} and all the acronyms worked. But now my acronym list disappeared. I am using this to set the list of acronyms:


And the list of acronyms I am building like this:

\newacronym{acl}{ACL}{Access Control List}
\newacronym{afm}{AFM}{Alphabet Frequency Matrix}

And I am using \gls{acl} to show the acronym.

  • If that acronym worked before chapter 3, there probably is an error unrelated to the actual acronym introduced in chapter 3, like missing brackets or such. I don't use sharelatex, so I can't help you with the location of the log files. Could you post a MWE so we can see what is going on?
    – Andreas
    Commented Sep 20, 2017 at 10:51
  • And if you wonder what a MWE is, look here. Commented Sep 20, 2017 at 11:24
  • You seem to be mixing the acronym and glossaries packages code. \begin{acronym} is provided by acronym.sty but not by glossaries.sty. Commented Sep 20, 2017 at 12:51
  • @felipe You'll need to build the glossary first -- either using \makenoidxglossaries or \makeglossaries (depends on how the index is constructed -- see the manual of glossaries!) in the preamble.
    – Andreas
    Commented Sep 20, 2017 at 12:51
  • thanks, I got using \printglossary[type=\acronymtype]
    – Felipe
    Commented Sep 20, 2017 at 13:07

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I don't know why, but \newacronym{acl}{ACL}{Access Control List} breaks the function. If you rename it to something else like \newacronym{accesscl}{ACL}{Access Control List}, it should work. I think it's because acl does not work, because there is also the command \acl and the package has some trouble with it.

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