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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