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# glossaries package FAQ

How do I make the acronym on first use display the short form followed by the long form in brackets? 🔗

As from version 4.02, use one of the predefined acronym styles `short-long`, `sc-short-long` or `sm-short-long`. For example:

```\setacronymstyle{short-long}
```

Note that if you are using glossaries-extra, it uses a completely different abbreviation mechanism and some of the corresponding style names are slightly different. For example, `short-sc-long` rather than `sc-short-long`.

Pre glossaries version 4.02:

1. If you are using the default definition of `\newacronym`, you can change the definition of `\acrfullformat`:
```\renewcommand{\acrfullformat}[2]{#2\space(#1)}
```
2. If you are using the `description`, `smaller` or `smallcaps` options (but neither the `dua` or `footnote` options) you can do:
```\defglsdisplayfirst[\acronymtype]{\firstacronymfont{#3}#4 (#1)}
```
3. Use the custom acronym format described in How do I define my own custom acronym style?.

2020-06-27 16:28:40