Making multiple line entries
September 12, 2010
Mark Senn

To make a multiple line symbol, abbreviation, nomenclature or glossary entry instead of doing, for example,

\begin{nomenclature}
apple& short description of alpha\cr
banana split& short description of beta\cr
\end{nomenclature}


do (adjust \hsize=4truein'' so text is aligned with page number)

\begin{nomenclature}
apple& \vtop{\hsize=4truein this is a long and exceeding complicated
explanation of the simple concept called apple\strut}\cr
banana split& short description of banana split\cr
\end{nomenclature}


(This is on the list of things to be done automatically in the next version of puthesis.)