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LaTeX: Create a list of abbreviations

LaTeX, as a word processor, must contain some basic functions, otherwise it would not be very useful as such. For this reason, you can also use Latex to create a list of abbreviations for your scientific paper - and do it completely automatically.

How inclusion works

In LaTeX, formatting is not done using traditional clicks and options, but is implemented using commands.
  1. To create a directory in LaTeX, you must first create a longtable in your document.
  2. This works by using the line [\begin{longtable}{p{x cm}p{y cm}} abbreviation & abbreviation \ \end{longtable}]. Ignore the square brackets in this piece.
  3. Replace each X and Y with the dimensions you want your list of abbreviations to take up in the document.
  4. By including such a table, you ensure that if the content is too large, the table will not be truncated, but will continue neatly on the next page.

This is the alternative approach

  1. By using the so-called abbreviation package, the creation of abbreviations can be automated.
  2. Load the package into the document before [\begin{document}] using [\usepackage{acronym}].
  3. By using the command [\begin{acronym} \acro{abktag}[abbreviation]{abbreviation} \end{acronym}] erhält jede genannte Abkürzung ihren eigenen Tag.
  4. Nun kann mithilfe des Befehles [\ac{abktag}] innerhalb des Fließtextes zuerst das ausgeschriebene Wort angezeigt werden und ab dann immer die Abkürzung.
  5. Die Abkürzung selbst wird durch den Befehl beim ersten Aufrufen direkt in Klammern hinter das ausgeschriebene Wort gesetzt.

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