Create a Glossary

Updated Feb 21, 2019

ScreenSteps does not have an automatic way to create a glossary of terms; however, you can manually create a glossary that looks like this...

A  |  B  |  C  |  D  |  E  |  F  |  G  |  H  |  I  |  J  |  K  |  L  |  M  |  N  |  O  |  P  |  Q  |  R  |  S  |  T  |  U  |  V  |  W  |  X  |  Y  |  Z  |

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Apple

A fruit that grows on trees. Also a technology company that overcharges for its phones.

Atlanta

The capital of the state of Georgia.

Atlantis

A make believe island from one of Plato's stories. Also, a cool hotel in the Bahamas.

You can create a glossary like this by following these four steps.

Step 1: Create the navigation

The navigation is simply a paragraph text block that has the alphabet written out.

Add paragraph text block

Write out the letters of your alphabet

For example:  A  |  B  |  C  |  D  |  E  |  F  |  G  |  H  |  I  |  J  |  K  |  L  |  M  |  N  |  O  |  P  |  Q  |  R  |  S  |  T  |  U  |  V  |  W  |  X  |  Y  |  Z  |

Step 2: Add sections

Add Heading blocks for each letter in the alphabet that you have a glossary term for.

Add a Heading block

Type a letter in the alphabet

Repeat for each letter you have a glossary term for

  1. Highlight the letter in the navigation area
  2. Click the hyperlink icon
  3. Click Heading Link
  4. Select the matching letter

Repeat for each letter

Step 4: Create foldable sections for each term

Now you will write down your terms along with the definitions.

Create a Heading > write in the term

Add a Paragraph Text block > write in your description

Write the description of the term in the paragraph block.

Make the heading a foldable section

Repeat for each term

Now your terms are foldable sections. When a user clicks on the term, the definition is revealed. Continue doing that for all of your terms

Wait until you're done writing the terms and definitions then modify terms in bulk.

If you have a lot of terms to write out, you may want to wait until the end to make your terms foldable sections. After you have entered in all of your terms and definitions, you can select multiple headings in the outline view of the article by holding down Command (Mac) or Control (Windows). When you check Foldable section, all of those headings will become foldable sections at once.

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