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I am inserting some acronyms in a two-column scientific paper. Few of my abbreviations are large and are overlapping with their definitions. I am using acro package. Is there any way to increase the space between abbreviation and its definition so they do not overlap?

`\documentclass[journal]{IEEEtran}
\usepackage{acro}
\include{Nomenclature}
\DeclareAcronym{bcdla}{
 short = BCDLA ,
 long  = Branch Current Decomposition method for Losses Allocation ,
 }
 \DeclareAcronym{nlaf}{
short = NLAFs ,
long  = Neutral Losses Allocation Factors ,
}
\begin{document}
\printacronyms[sort=true]
\section{Introduction}
This is a \ac{bcdla} approach, utilizing \ac{nlaf}.
\end{document}`
  • Welcome to TeX.SX! Please help us help you and add a minimal working example (MWE) that illustrates your problem. Reproducing the problem and finding out what the issue is will be much easier when we see compilable code, starting with \documentclass{...} and ending with \end{document}. – samcarter_is_at_topanswers.xyz Oct 27 '18 at 22:02
  • @samcarter As can be seen, BCDLA and NLAFs abbreviation overlaps their definitions. The question is how to increase the space between them. – Muhammad Usman Oct 27 '18 at 22:21
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IEEE style redefines the description environment, which causes this problem. To temporarily change this behaviour you can use the following trick found in the IEEE user guide:

\documentclass{IEEEtran}
\usepackage{acro}
%\include{Nomenclature}
\DeclareAcronym{bcdla}{
 short = BCDLA ,
 long  = Branch Current Decomposition method for Losses Allocation ,
 }
 \DeclareAcronym{nlaf}{
short = NLAFs ,
long  = Neutral Losses Allocation Factors ,
}

\begin{document}
\renewcommand{\IEEEiedlistdecl}{\IEEEsetlabelwidth{SONET}}
\printacronyms[sort=true]
\renewcommand{\IEEEiedlistdecl}{\relax}% reset back

\section{Introduction}
This is a \ac{bcdla} approach, utilizing \ac{nlaf}.
\end{document}

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