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Best solution for acronyms, abbreviations, glossary and index

I want to have a glossary where I explain some terms or where I give a one sentence explanation and refer to the section where the term is discussed in detail. With the glossaries package, each ...
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custom plural for the short form of an acronym using glossaries

In chapter 4 of the user manual the two options are plural and firstplural. The change is simply: \newacronym[plural=cM,firstplural=centiMorgans (cM)]{cM}{cM}{centiMorgan} and the mwe with this ...
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How to prevent page numbers from appearing on glossaries?

Put the option nonumberlist as option of printglossary: \printglossary[type=main,style=long,nonumberlist] If you print the glossary using printnoidxglossary use the option nonumberlist as well: \...
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\usepackage{glossaries} won't work after Miktex-Update/-Reinstallation

I had the same problem. I followed Ulrike's advice i.e. Synchronization of the local package databases (thanks Ulrike!!). It sorted out the initial issue. Next I too ended up with the "glossary-...
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Formatting for glossaries

First, the spacing should be set using the setspace package rather than altering \baselineskip. You can then switch between double-spacing for the main part of the document and single-spacing for the ...
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Is there a program for managing glossary tags?

As there currently does not exist such tool and it seems many users want to have such a tool, I decided to integrate this into JabRef as a feature. The idea is to have a similar, but more advanced ...
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Resetting glossary glsdisplayfirst

The package glossaries provides a macro called \glsresetall. This does exactly what you want. % arara: pdflatex % arara: makeglossaries % arara: pdflatex \documentclass[oneside]{article} \...
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Glossaries and custom section headings broken

Both the user manual and the glossaries FAQ caution against using commands like \gls in chapter or section headings (and also for captions). However, if you're using the extension package glossaries-...
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glossaries package - How to change the name of the glossary

\printglossary[title={List of Symbols}]
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Suppress the glossary expansion at first occurrence

I would recommend \acrshort{label} which will only print the abbreviation of the acronym, even if it is the first occurrence. Example: \documentclass[letterpaper]{article} \usepackage{hyperref} \...
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How to install language modules for the glossaries package

First, make sure you have installed the appropriate language packages for glossaries. For English it is glossaries-english. If the warning is still present do as follows: Change the current ...
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Title case an acronym

\capitialisewords works by applying \makefirstuc to each space-separated element of its argument. In the case of \capitalisewords{\gls{src}}, there are no spaces in the argument, so it simply does \...
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How to print all the acronyms?

There are various methods. First is to use nonumberlist (either as a package option or in \printglossary) in combination with \glsaddall (which must be used after all acronyms have been defined). For ...
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Disable hyperlinks in some entries for glossaries

If you upgrade to the latest version of glossaries (v4.09 at time of writing), you can hook into the mechanism that sets the default value of the hyper key when using an entry. Here's a simple example ...
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How to use glossaries for different grammatical acronym forms?

I can't see how acronyms relate to your question, but a new key for \newglossaryentry can be added using \glsaddkey where you specify the new key, a default value if the key hasn't been assigned, and ...
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How to make Latexmk use makeglossaries?

My sources and generated files are in separated directories. Running mhp's solution I got the error: (require "doc.xdy") ERROR: Could not find file "doc.xdy". Then I extended the solution to: file: ...
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glossaries: don't print single occurences

Upgrade to glossaries version 4.14 (I've only just uploaded it to CTAN, so you may need to wait a few days before it reaches the TeX distributions). This has a new command \glsenableentrycount which ...
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Print glossaries without title

The sectioning command is inserted via \glossarysection[toc title]{title}, so just redefine that command to do nothing: \renewcommand{\glossarysection}[2][]{} However, it might be better if you ...
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\printnoidxglossaries vs \printglossaries

There are actually five methods of generating glossary lists (summarised in section 1.1 Indexing Options of the glossaries user manual). The first uses \printnoidxglossaries, the second two use \...
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Glossaries: vertical aligment of acronyms' long names

The super style uses a supertabular table. This is different from the standard description list in the standard style. The table that is created is centered on the page causing the indentation. The ...
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printglossaries, makeglossaries: (0 entries accepted, 0 rejected)

Without a minimal working example (MWE) this is just guesswork, but as you mentioned that you have defined acronyms and they are behaving as expected, I suspect you have used the acronym package ...
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Glossary entry not updated

By putting the \newglossaryentry before the \begin{document}, seems to solve the problem. Does this make sense? \documentclass{article} % Load the package \usepackage{glossaries} % Generate the ...
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Is there a program for managing glossary tags?

(Answer rewritten following release of bib2gls v1.0.) There's a new command line application called bib2gls that can be used to convert .bib files to a format that can be input using glossaries-extra'...
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Inhomogeneous space between glossary items

The answer is rather easy. You should use the package option nogroupskip: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[nogroupskip, toc, numberedsection,...
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Glossaries: printglossary on different toc levels

You can change the level inside the document by \setglossarysection{section}: \printglossary[style=altlist,title=Glossary] \printglossary[type=\acronymtype,style=myacronymstyle] %Symbole ausgeben \...
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