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The Glossary Dialog

Using the 'Glossary' dialog, you can create, maintain and delete definitions of terms used in your project, as a Glossary. When reviewing the Glossary terms, you can filter the list to display terms of a specific type.



Publish > Documentation > Glossary > Edit

Maintain Glossary terms



See also

Glossary Term

Type the term to include in the glossary.

Glossary Type

(Mandatory) Click on the drop-down arrow and select the required type.

If you require a new glossary type, click on the 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 Glossary view.

Project Glossary View


(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

Click on the drop-down arrow and select the appropriate glossary type to filter the 'Type | Term' list and show entries of that type only.

Select the '<All>' option to display all glossary entries.


Click on this button to 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.


Click on this button to save the new or updated glossary entry.


Click on this button to delete the entry selected from the Type | Term list.


Click on this button to 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