I am using the glossaries package with the acronym option:


For some reason the acronyms on first use will not line wrap, e.g.,

\newacronym{VHDL}{VHDL}{Very High Speed Integrated Circuit (VHSIC) Hardware Description Language}

I have tried using hyphenation but I can't seem to get LaTeX to detect the spaces in the acronyms and wrap the acronym around the next line.

How can I get latex to wrap the text to the next line for long ancronyms when first used or after \glsreset{} is used?

closed as too localized by lockstep, Mensch, diabonas, Stefan Kottwitz Oct 11 '12 at 22:06

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  • I guess you’re compiling your document with latex and the dvips output driver (which doesn’t support breaking links across lines). Try latex in conjunction with the dvipdfmx output driver or pdflatex in conjunction with the pdftex output driver. – mhp Sep 26 '12 at 17:35
  • my compilation command is: latex -interaction=nonstopmode %.tex|bibtex %.aux|latex -interaction=nonstopmode %.tex|dvips -o %.ps %.dvi|ps2pdf %.ps|evince %.pdf (from texmaker) I need to do ps first as I am using epsfig and vaucanson-g – James Sep 26 '12 at 19:16
  • OK, then I guessed right. P.S.: The epsfig package is outdated. – mhp Sep 26 '12 at 19:45
  • any solution then? – James Sep 27 '12 at 0:04
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    This question is not localized, at all, and should be reopened. This is a general problem I encounter fairly often. – James Howard Sep 20 '13 at 2:07