In order to help clarify the meaning of some of the longer, more difficult terms in your document, you may find it useful to include a glossary at the end of your Word document. Glossaries make use of an alphabetized list of terms with definitions and sample sentences illustrating how they’re used in the document, making it easy for readers to find and understand every term as they read through your text. To learn how to add a traditional glossary to your Microsoft Word document, just follow along!
Open your MS Word document
If you’re like most people, you probably have Microsoft Word installed on your computer. And if you’re like most people, you probably use it for things like school papers and work documents. But did you know that you can also use MS Word to create a traditional glossary? It’s easy! All you need is an alphabetized list of words with definitions, just like in the old days before Google!
First, create a new page. Now go to the toolbar at the top of your screen and click Insert. Click Table from the drop-down menu.
Click on Insert
Now that you have your document open in Microsoft Word, it’s time to insert your glossary. Click on the Insert tab at the top of the screen. In the Tables section, click on Table. A menu will pop up with various options for creating your table. Choose how many columns and rows you want in your glossary and then click OK. The default is one column and one row, but if you need more space or if your glossary is shorter than ten items, choose fewer. To add an item to the table, click inside any cell until a blinking cursor appears. Type in the word or phrase you would like to include as well as its definition (or an abbreviation) and press Enter.
Under Quick Parts, click on Glossary.
A glossary is an alphabetical list of terms in a particular domain of knowledge with the definitions for those terms. Traditionally, a glossary appears at the end of a book and includes terms within that book that are either newly introduced, uncommon, or specialized. To add this feature to your document, first you must create a new document using the Glossary template under Templates on the left side of your screen. Then you can enter your desired terms into the table cells next to their corresponding definitions as you would in any other table within Word.
Type each definition in its own cell (row).
Adding a glossary to your Microsoft Word document is a great way to ensure accuracy and maintain consistency throughout your document. Plus, it can help your readers better understand your content. Here’s how to do it :
- Type in each definition in its own cell (row).
- Ensure that every word begins with a capital letter.
- Each word should be followed by a period or an abbreviation for an English word (e.g., ed., abbr.).
- The first letter of each new definition should be aligned with the first letter of the previous definition on the same line.
Select both cells and copy them
A glossary is an alphabetical list of terms in a particular domain of knowledge with explanations of their meanings. Adding a glossary to your Microsoft Word document can be helpful if you need to define terms for your readers. The traditional way to add a glossary is by inserting what’s called an Index and Table of Contents (I&T) page. In this blog post, we’ll show you how to do that.
Hit enter after pasting it into your MS Word doc.
Adding a glossary to your Microsoft Word document is a great way to provide definitions for terms that may be unfamiliar to your readers. Plus, it can help you keep track of terms as you edit and revise your document. Here’s how to do it ! First, paste the following into your MS Word doc.:
Second, hit enter after pasting it into your MS Word doc.:
Third, make sure you have View > Show Hidden Characters turned on so that the special characters show up in front of or behind text. For example: Syllabus should show up with an underline followed by an uppercase I when Show Hidden Characters is turned on.