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# glossaries package FAQ

Is it possible to set an acronym so that it uses the short form on first use? 🔗

Yes, this is basically the reverse of Is it possible to reset acronyms so that they can be fully expanded again? To unset an acronym you can use `\glsunset{label}` or `\glslocalunset{label}` where label is the label identifying the acronym. (These commands also work with glossary entries in general, but you will only see a difference if you set different values for first and subsequent use.)

To unset all entries for a given glossary type use `\glsunsetall[glossary list]` or `\glslocalunsetall[glossary list]`. If the optional argument is omitted, all entries for all defined glossaries will be unset.

Be careful about using `\glsunsetall` as there are situations where it can break other commands that rely on knowing whether or not an entry has been used in the document (such as `\glsaddallunused`).

With glossaries-extra, it’s safer to use an abbreviation style that doesn’t show the full form on first use, such as the `short-nolong` (or `short`) style.

2020-06-27 16:41:04