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## Glossaries package, two-column glossary

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### Glossaries package, two-column glossary

I am using the Glossaries package for generating an acronyms list. It is working well, but I would like to format the output. At the moment I have the acronym written, a space and the 'definition' next to it. However I would like to have all the 'definitions' to be all under each other rather than separated by just a space to the acronym.

i.e. rather than having

UFO Unidentified flying objectAFAIK As far as I know

I would like

UFO    Unidentified flying objectAFAIK  As far as I know

Does anyone know how to do this?

Thank you
Last edited by Stefan_K on Fri Apr 13th, 2012, edited 2 times in total.
Reason: output text formatted
Ailicec

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### Re: Glossaries Package

Hi,

you could use a two-column glossary style, such as one of the available longtable styles. See Glossary styles in the manual.

A style can by choosen by an optional argument to \printglossary or by \glossarystyle, such as

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\glossarystyle{long}

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### Re: Glossaries package, two-column glossary

Thank you for this. Now I have a separate problem. I have a list of definitions and a list of acronyms. I want to have the list of definitions to remain as is, but the list of acronyms to use the \glossarystyle{long} version.

Is it possible to achieve this?

I have tried doing \printglossary{type=acronyms, long} as is suggested for numbered lists [http://theoval.cmp.uea.ac.uk/~nlct/latex/packages/faq/glossariesfaq.html#numberedmix]

This is what I have:

\usepackage[toc,nonumberlist]{glossaries}
\renewcommand{\glossaryname}{List of Definitions}
\newglossary[alg]{acronym}{acr}{acn}{\acronymname}
\renewcommand{\acronymname}{List of Symbols and Abbreviations}
\makeglossaries

Then:

\input{acronymsanddefinitions.tex}
\printglossaries
Ailicec

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### Re: Glossaries package, two-column glossary

I have tried doing \printglossary{type=acronyms, long}

You need to use style=long rather than long

Try this
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\documentclass{article}\usepackage[acronym]{glossaries} \makeglossaries\newglossaryentry{sample}{name={sample},description={a sample entry}}\newacronym{aca}{aca}{a contrived acronym}\begin{document}\printglossary\printglossary[type=acronym,style=long]\section{Sample}A \gls{sample} entry and \gls{aca}.\end{document}

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Nicola Talbot

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### Re: Glossaries package, two-column glossary

Thank you

That is perfect. I have now managed to get it exactly how I wanted it to be shown, as it was the missing link.

Thanks again
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