Glossaries

A glossary is an alphabetical list of specialized terms and symbols, and their definitions. Throughout the help system there may be specialized terms and symbols that are unique to the subject matter. A glossary will help readers understand these terms, which increases the usability of the help system.

Using RoboHelp to Create a Glossary

To create a Glossary and add terms to it, just follow these step by step instructions.
  1. Go to the Project Manager Pod. Double-click a glossary in the Glossary folder.
  2. Once in the Glossary pod, type a term in the Term box.
  3. Click the Add Term button (plus symbol) or press Enter.
  4. In the Definition For panel, type a definition.
  5. If necessary, enable the Glossary tab in the single-source layout wizard so that it appears in the output. Add at least one term and its definition to enable the glossary checkbox in the single-source layout wizard.
You are now free to enjoy your Glossary that goes along with your project. To expand and add more terms, repeat these steps.

Create glossary terms

  1. In the Project Manager pod, double-click a glossary in the Glossary folder.
  2. In the Glossary pod, type a term in the Term box.
  3. Click the Add Term button (plus sign) or press Enter.
    The term appears in bold, indicating that it doesn’t have a definition.
  4. In the Definition For panel, type a definition.
    You cannot use formatted text, tabs, or returns.
Note: For terms and definitions to appear within topics, add expanding glossary hotspots.
  1. If needed, enable the Glossary tab in the single-source layout wizard so that it appears in the output. Add at least one term and its definition to enable the glossary checkbox in the single-source layout wizard.

Test and Print Glossaries with RoboHelp

Test the glossary in the output
  1. Make sure that the Glossary pod is enabled.
  2. Generate a layout.
  3. Click View Result.
  4. Click Glossary.
  5. Select terms and view their definitions.

Print a glossary
  1. Click the Glossary pod.
  2. In the toolbar, click Print.
  3. From the pop-up menu, select the information to print.
  4. Click Properties and Page Setup to specify print options.
    • Overview Print all terms.
    • Detailed Print all terms and definitions.



Source:

Using Adobe RoboHelp HTML 10. help.adobe.com. Updated 23 July 2012. Web. 04 Oct. 2012. robohelp_10_help.pdf

Original Author: Luis F. Regalado
Contributors: Inez Funchess, Larita Clow, Tammy Fitzpatrick
Editors: Larita Clow, Tammy Fitzpatrick