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ID 63 Closed (Not a Bug) glossaries 4.07 Use of \acrfull before first use of \gls should cause \gls to show abbreviation instead of full entry

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Essentially as the summmary says, if \acrfull{} is used before \gls{} then \gls{} should output the acronym. Currently it outputs the full entry.

Ananta Palani

MWE

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage[acronym]{glossaries}  % provides support for glossaries and acronyms
\makeglossaries
\newacronym{ft}{FT}{Fourier transform}

\begin{document}

This is some text about \acrfull{ft}. And again we mention \gls{ft}, but really
we like \gls{ft}.

\printglossaries

\end{document}


Evaluation

This isn't a bug. It's documented behaviour. From the manual (chapter 13) regarding commands like \acrfull:
There are commands similar to \glstext (described in §6 Links to Glossary Entries) that allow you to access just the short form, just the long form or the full form, without affecting the first use flag. (Note that the full form isn’t necessarily the same as the text produced on first use.)
Since \acrfull doesn't affect the first use flag, it doesn't affect the behaviour of \gls.

Comment from anonymous
Date: 2014-07-18 11:30:00 CDT

Ah, missed that in the manual. Sorry for the unnecessary bug report!

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