Style Guide & Glossary

Glossary Custom Fields

Custom Fields on a Glossary allow for additional, non-standard information to be collected to each for each glossary term.

Managing Custom Fields

1.  Create and edit custom fields

Creating and viewing custom fields can be found through the Manage Custom Fields link in the Glossary section of Linguistic Assets.

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Once in Custom Fields, the user can create and edit fields.  Click the Create Field button to add a new custom field.  To view fields applied to a particular glossary, select the glossary.

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The Create Custom Field dialog will provide for the options of creating a custom field, including:

  • Title:  The display name of the field.
  • Input Type:  The field type - short text, long text, select, and yes/no.
  • Tooltip with Description:  This is extra information displayed to the user about the field.
  • Required field:  If checked, this field is required when entering a glossary term.
  • Allow translators to see field:  If checked, linguists and agencies will be able to see this field and value.  If unchecked, linguists and agencies will not see this field and value.
  • Allow user to search field data:  If checked, linguists and agencies will be able to search the for the field value.  If unchecked, linguists and agencies will not be able to search for the data.
  • Enabled:  If Enabled, this term will be available to glossary terms.

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Editing a field is available through the pencil menu in each field item.

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2.  Add a custom field to a glossary

Fields are not available to a glossary or glossary term until they have been associated to the glossary.  To make a field available to a glossary, drag the term from  the left side to the right side.

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An enabled glossary term associated to the selected glossary.

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Custom Fields in a Glossary

1.  On the glossary term

When a glossary term has custom fields, those fields will show up at the bottom of the Add/Edit Term dialog.

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2.  In the CAT Tool

Glossary field information will be shown to translators if the "Allow translators to see field" option is checked on the Custom Field.

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