Word Entry

In the following example, we are adding a Word Entry to the Current Glossary using the Add Glossary Entry window:

Long Form

The Long form of a Word Entry is the text to produce, when expanding an abbreviation for that entry.

Short Form

The Short form is the key factor that differentiates Word Entries from Phrase Entries:

Note that, while it is natural to define words as Word Entries, you may also define phrases as Word Entries.

Display Form

The Display form of a Word Entry is the text that gets displayed in the Word Advisory when the corresponding entry is proposed as an expansion candidate. In our example we use this feature to display a comment that will not be part of the expansion:

The Display form is optional, if you don't define one the Long form is displayed.

Abbreviating a Word Entry

An abbreviation for a Word Entry requires the following:

This allows countless possible abbreviations, here for example:

Abbreviation Long form







Singles Entries

Singles Entries are Word Entries of a special glossary called the Singles Glossary. They are the only Word Entries that can be abbreviated using a single character.