# How to separate acronyms from the glossary (to put each in different place)?

I got a request to put the list of acronyms at the start of my thesis, rather than at the end where the glossary is located. Does anyone have any thoughts on this?

I have tried to separate the acronyms into a separate acronym.tex file

\newacronym{MCDA}{MCDA}{\gls{multipleCriteriaDecisionAnalysis}}
\newacronym{a}{n}{other example}


while the glossary entries are in another glossary.tex file

\longnewglossaryentry{multipleCriteriaDecisionAnalysis}{
name={multiple criteria decision analysis (\textmd{also referred to as} multiple criteria decision-making)},%
text=multiple criteria decision analysis,
{%
used to describe any structured approach to determine overall preferences among alternative options, where the options accomplish several objectives; it is often used in government, as in this manual, to describe those methods which do not rely predominantly on monetary valuations

decision-making analysis that evaluates multiple (conflicting) criteria as part of the decision-making process
}

\longnewglossaryentry{another}{
name={another},
{%
this means something

or not
}


as I just demonstrated.

Then I'd call them in main.tex like so:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage[nottoc,numbib]{tocbibind}

% glossary
\usepackage[xindy]{glossaries}
\input{glossary}
\makeglossaries

\begin{document}
\input{title section}
\input{acronym.tex}
\tableofcontents
\section{Introduction}
Text.
\section{Conclusion}
\printglossary
\end{document}


which doesn't work - presumably because both acronyms and glossary items fall in the glossaries package.

Compile as pdflatex + pdflatex + makeglossaries + pdflatex

Load the entries using \loadglsentries{<filename>}

In this example \printglossary[type=\acronymtype,title={Acronyms}] will print the (used) acronyms list in the section Introduccion, while \printglossary[type=main, title={Glossary}] will add the glossary (used) list to the the section Conclusion.

% !TeX TS-program = pdflatex

\begin{filecontents}[overwrite]{myglossary.tex}
name={multiple criteria decision analysis (\textmd{also referred to as} multiple criteria decision-making)},%
text={multiple criteria decision analysis},
description= {%
used to describe any structured approach to determine overall preferences among alternative options, where the options accomplish several objectives; it is often used in government, as in this manual, to describe those methods which do not rely predominantly on monetary valuations

decision-making analysis that evaluates multiple (conflicting) criteria as part of the decision-making process}
}

\longnewglossaryentry{another}{
name={another},
description={%
this means something

or not}
}

\newacronym{O}{OTHER}{other example}

\end{filecontents}

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[acronym,xindy]{glossaries} % <<<<<<<<<<<<<<
\makeglossaries

\begin{document}

\tableofcontents

\clearpage

\section{Introduction}