Add a Glossary Entry

The quickest way to add a new glossary entry is to highlight the text you want to add, type Alt+= and finally Enter to close the dialog.

Typing Alt+= tells Instant Text to do the following actions:

  1. Copy the selected text 

  2. Open the Add Glossary Entry dialog 

  3. Paste the selected text into the Glossary Entry editor. 

  4. The In Short editor is automatically prefilled with a proposed short form made with the initial letters of the words in the selected text. 

If the short form is what you want, type Enter to close the dialog.

You’ve just created a glossary entry in two keystrokes with Alt+= and Enter and added it to the Current Glossary.

Otherwise, you can edit the short form. You can also edit the entry itself by typing Shift+Tab to get to the Glossary Entry editor. Typing Tab will propose a new short form, using the current contents. Again, typing Enter or clicking on the OK button closes the dialog and adds the new entry to the glossary.

If you want the entry to be displayed in the Advisories with different text than the one to be expanded you can use the Display Form for that purpose.

Using the Add Glossary Entry window menu: