Glossaries are common in technical material and online material is no exception. You can create a topic for use as a glossary, but a glossary tab is a better approach. Learn the benefits of using a glossary tab, how to create one, and different ways in which to present definitions.
- In this video, you'll learn how to create a glossary tab.…You can create a glossary in two ways,…either as a topic or as an actual tab…that displays next to the Table of Contents tab.…I have a glossary topic over on the right.…I have on the left my Table of Contents tab…and a separate tab for the glossary.…So the question is which way do you want to do it?…Which approach do you want to follow?…The topic approach has some benefits,…but the tab offers two benefits over the topic approach.…
It's more visible and you can automatically…merge multiple glossaries into one.…For example, if different people are working on…different phases of the same project…and each one is creating their phase's glossary,…you can merge those two glossaries on output,…which you cannot do with a topic.…The tab method also offers two ways to show definitions,…depending on what's in the definition.…If the definition is short and consists…simply of text, you can have the entire…definition listed on the glossary tab.…
However, if the definition contains more than one paragraph…
- Creating content using topics
- Adding and managing topics
- Importing files
- Inserting graphics
- Creating a table of contents, glossary, and cross-references
- Adding hyperlinks
- Formatting documents with stylesheets
- Creating master pages
- Single sourcing content
- Using variables and snippets
- Generating output
Skill Level Beginner
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1. Basic Concepts
2. Creating Content Using Topics
4. Adding Formatting
5. Single Sourcing
6. Understanding Outputs vs Targets
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