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A glossary describes a list of terms of a specific domain or knowledge area (e.g. of your software product). The goal is to introduce and describe new or unknown words to outsiders and new users, so they understand their meaning and usage. More information can be found at how to create a well-crafted glossary for software documentation.
A glossary template describes the main element a glossary entry consists of. It is used when creating a new glossary entry.
A glossary template might consist of the following elements:
It consists of the following main elements:
The glossary table template can be used to list the glossary as a table. It should contain short description and content. Otherwise reading the meaning of a term in the glossary table will be challenging to the user.
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The dictionary can be described as a specific type of a glossary. A dictionary entry describes a term of a foreign language in and translates them into the main language of the user.
A bilingual glossary is similar to a dictionary and translates & describes terms of one language into the other language, using the target language. E.g. describe domain specific terms of a software product that are used in English into Spanish, so the Spanish user better understand the meaning of the English terms inside of the software.
The template of a bilingual glossary entry contains the following elements
The structure of a Translation Glossary Entry is – compared e.g. to the bilingual glossary element – shorter and might only contain the following elements:
Both multilingual and translation related glossary subtypes are used in the context of multilingual documentation of software products.
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A free template of a glossary document for Microsoft Word 2010/2013/2016/2019/2021 can be downloaded
Free download of a Microsoft Powerpoint presentation containing a glossary template and a glossary entry as example. It can be used as baseline or reference.
Free download of a Glossary Template for Microsoft Excel in xlsx format – compatible for Microsoft Excel 2013/2016/2019/2021/2022.
The following section contains a sample glossary entry in mark down format. It is taken from our set of free and open documentation types templates at https://github.com/indocPro/document-types
# Glossary entry template Title: Glossary entry template Copyright: CC0 by https://github.com/indocPro/document-types Producer: indoc.pro, and other authors Contact: Add an issue to the gitHub project ## Title: Term <a name="title"></a> Content: word or fragment ## Definition <a name="definition"></a> Content: short description of the meaning of the term; not longer than 2-3 sentences ## Alias <a name="alias"></a> Content: similar terms or synonyms (optional) ## Category <a name="category"></a> Content: in case of multiple glossaries or a big glossary, the terms might be categorized (optional) ## Further reading <a name="reading"></a> Content: list of links to additional pages in the online documentation that are related to the term and e.g. explain the usage or a specific functionality in your software product
Based on the Microsoft Word template, download the Glossary Template in pdf format:
Just copy the following section to your WordPress page, adapt it to your styling and use it as template when adding new glossary terms to your glossary list.
Using separate WordPress pages for each term would allow you to link them also in the end-user documentation. But for only a few terms, one page with a list of glossary entries might be sufficient. Use a heading for each term, and with a table-of-content plugin, you get a list of glossary terms without additional work. Typically, these plugins also use relative links inside the page (the link contains a # for the specific heading / term). This specific term link can be used to reference the entry from other pages.
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