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Project Glossary Tab

The Project Glossary tab in the Project Information window displays the glossary terms already defined for your model.

Access    View | More Project Tools | Project Information > Project Glossary tab ( Alt+2 )

Use to

Add glossary terms
Modify glossary terms
Change a definition type for all terms of that type
Filter the display show terms of a specific type only
Print the displayed list of terms
Delete glossary terms

How to

Right-click on an entry on the Glossary tab, and select the appropriate context menu option for the operation you intend to perform (as listed above); if you select the:

Add New or Modify Selected options, the Glossary Detail dialog displays; complete the fields as indicated in the following table:



See also


Type the term to include in the glossary.




(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 context menu as described below.




(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.




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




Save the new or updated glossary entry.




Delete the entry.

A prompt displays to confirm the deletion; click on the Yes button to remove the term from the glossary.




Rename type option, the Rename Glossary Type dialog displays on which you enter the alternative type name (either one of the existing types or a new type); when you click on OK, all entries of the original type are changed to the new type
Set term filter option, the Term Type Filter dialog displays on which you enter the type of glossary term to list; when you click on OK, only items of that type are shown on the Project Glossary tab
Remove term filter option, the Project Glossary tab refreshes to show glossary items of all types
Print List option, the Print dialog displays on which you define the printing parameters; when you click on OK, the currently-displayed list prints out
Delete option, a prompt displays to confirm the deletion; click on the Yes button to remove the term from the glossary


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