Glossary List

The Glossary List enables you to have a pool of ready-to-use expansion glossaries.

It can be displayed either in a Glossary Table or in a Glossary Drop‑Down List on the Instant Text Title Bar. The location can be configured on a per-application basis in the Client Configurator.

Glossary Table Glossary Drop‑Down List
Glossary Table Glossary Dropped-Down List

Abbreviations are always interpreted within the entries of the Current Glossary (the highlighted one). So you may wonder what is the point of heaving the other glossaries in the list.

Purpose of having a Glossary List

Switching to a glossary of the Glossary List will never slow you down. It is instantaneous.

On the other hand, consider a glossary that is not yet pooled in the Glossary List. In order to use it, you will need to first open it, which involves the following steps:

  1. Open the Glossary Menu.
  2. Select the Open menu item.
  3. Browse and select the glossary file you want to open.
  4. Instant Text then loads the glossary file, which can take a few seconds for large glossaries.

None of these time-consuming steps is needed for a glossary that is already pooled in the Glossary List: it is ready-to-use because all the work has already been done beforehand, when joining the Glossary List.

Most common actions

Glossary Table

Right‑clicking the Glossary Table opens the Glossary Menu.

Right‑clicking on the Glossary Table Number Column opens the Lines Menu.

Clicking on the Current Glossary opens it in the Glossary Viewer.

Clicking on a glossary that is not yet the Current Glossary makes it the Current Glossary.

Glossary Drop‑Down List

Right-clicking the Glossary Drop‑Down List opens the Glossary Menu.

Clicking the Glossary Drop‑Down List opens it, displaying the complete Glossary List.
As a second step, clicking on a glossary selects it as Current Glossary, and the Glossary Drop‑Down List closes automatically.