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The Glossary Dialog

The Glossary dialog enables you to create and maintain definitions of terms used in your project, as a Glossary.

Access:    Project | Documentation | Glossary

Use to:

  • Add, modify and delete glossary entries
  • Filter the dialog display to list entries of a specific type only

How to:

Select the Glossary menu option and complete the Glossary dialog as indicated below



See also

Glossary Term

Type the term to include in the glossary


Glossary Type

(Mandatory) Select the required type

If you require a different glossary type, click on the (  ...  ) (browse) button and specify the name of the new type

This field applies the type only to the selected term; you can rename a type for all terms of that type, using the Project Glossary tab of the Project Information window

Project Glossary Tab


(Mandatory) Type the definition or description of the term

If necessary, format the text of this description using the Notes toolbar at the top of the field


Limit Display To

Select the appropriate glossary type to filter the Type | Term list to show entries of  that type only

Select All to display all glossary entries



Clear the dialog fields so that you can define a new Glossary term


Type | Term

Review the list of defined glossary terms; click on an entry to edit it in the dialog fields



Save the new or updated glossary entry



Delete the entry selected from the Type | Term list



Generate and print a glossary report

Generate a Report

Glossary Report Output Sample


  • In the Corporate, Business and Software Engineering, System Engineering and Ultimate editions of Enterprise Architect, if security is enabled you must have Manage Glossary permission in order to create, update or delete Glossary items; if security is not enabled, you can manage Glossary items without any permissions