Is it possible to show the long form of an acronym in the glossary display ?

I have a lot of acronyms, and the end of document display only shows the short version.


\documentclass[12pt, twoside, a4paper]{report}

%Packages utilisés



    [description={riggity raggity}]
    {bop}{BOP}{Breathing Out Parents}    
    [description={music style}]
    {rnb}{RNB}{Rythm N' Blues}   


Blabla \gls{bop} and \gls{rnb}. But \gls{rnb} is better.


Gives : MWE image

I would like the entries to also display the long format. Is it possible ?

1 Answer 1


Well a little bit to late, but perhaps anyone could need this as an inspiration of one way to go:


\newacronym[description={riggity raggity}]{bop}{BOP}{Breathing Out Parents}    
\newacronym[description={music style}]{rnb}{RNB}{Rythm N' Blues}   

    \renewcommand*{\glossaryheader}{%                   setting the table's header
        \bfseries  & \bfseries Meaning & \bfseries Description
    \renewcommand*{\glsgroupheading}[1]{}%              no heading between groups
    \renewcommand*{\glossentry}[2]{%                    main entries displayed 
        \textbf{\glstarget{##1}{\glossentryname{##1}}}% name
        & \glsentrylong{##1}%                           meaning
        & \glossentrydesc{##1}%                         description
        \tabularnewline%                                end of row
    \renewcommand*{\glsgroupskip}{}%                    no distance between groups

    Blabla \gls{bop} and \gls{rnb}. But \gls{rnb} is better.

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  • Really nice, I wish I had that earlier, I'll just have to use it next time round ! Thanks :)
    – olirwin
    Oct 14, 2020 at 7:31
  • How would you adjust the style definition to still include page numbers where the acronyms are used? May 1, 2023 at 13:56
  • Do you mean on a general note (if so, I would refer to this gallery and just select one which would suits you) or do you mean how to add the page number(s) as a 4h column within above solution?
    – Venez
    May 4, 2023 at 20:08

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