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Project Glossary View

The Project Glossary view displays the glossary terms already defined for your model. You can use this View to:

  • Add glossary terms
  • Assign a Markup Style to a glossary term Type, to print in a documentation report any terms of that Type in that style
  • Modify glossary terms
  • Filter the display to show terms of a specific Type only
  • Change a definition Type for all terms of that Type
  • Print the displayed list of terms
  • Delete glossary terms

You can also select, copy and paste (Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V) some or all of your Glossary entries to an external text editor or spreadsheet tool. The text is copied in CSV format.


Use one of the methods described in the table, to display the Glossary view.

Within the Glossary view, right-click on an entry and select the appropriate option for the operation you intend to perform (as listed); if you select the:

  • 'Add New' or 'Modify Selected' options, the 'Glossary Detail' dialog displays; complete the fields as indicated in the Glossary Detail Fields table
  • 'Assign Markup Styles' option the 'Glossary Markup' dialog displays, on which you assign display styles to terms of each existing term Type; the style is applied when you generate an RTF report containing the glossary terms
  • 'Rename type' option, the 'Rename Glossary Type' dialog displays on which you enter the alternative Type name (either another of the existing Types or a new Type); when you click on the OK button, 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 the OK button, only items of that Type are shown on the Glossary view
  • 'Remove term filter' option, the Glossary view 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 the OK button, 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


Publish > Dictionary > Glossary > Glossary View

Glossary Detail Dialog Fields



See also


(Mandatory) 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.

Further discussion of the 'Type' field is provided in The Glossary Dialog Help topic.

The Glossary Dialog


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.

Notes Toolbar


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.


  • In the Corporate, Unified 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
  • You can re-sequence, filter and group the glossary items in the list using the List Header facilities

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