Glossary Proxy: Exclude entries based on conditions/targets

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Glossary Proxy: Exclude entries based on conditions/targets

Postby Niels on Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:12 am

I am struggling with the conceptualization of conditions in combination with the glossary for print output (using MadCap Flare v2017 r3).

Is it possible to have one central glossary where different targets (via their dedicated glossary proxies) pick only some entries from?

I can see that it is possible to apply conditions on the involved elements, i.e.: on targets, on the glossary proxy itself and even on single entries in the glossary. I managed to hide the complete glossary proxy by a condition but not selective, single entries which it generates. Since single entries in the glossary can be tagged with a condition, I wonder if this can be infused into the glossary proxy somehow.
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Re: Glossary Proxy: Exclude entries based on conditions/targ

Postby Niels on Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:49 am

As I have learned by now from the experts, *exclusion* is the key rather than explicit inclusion:
In our use case we cannot add one new entry and simply specify to include this in one target (by selecting one condition with "include") but we have to do it vice versa and select a whole bunch of conditions to specify exclusions...
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Re: Glossary Proxy: Exclude entries based on conditions/targ

Postby ajturnersurrey on Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:28 am

I would suggest that the best way to do this might be to have Glossary A specific to Target A and Glossary B specific to Target B, where perhaps Target C uses Glossaries A, B and C (You select in the target, under the glossary tab, which glossary or glossaries to use).
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Re: Glossary Proxy: Exclude entries based on conditions/targ

Postby Niels on Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:56 pm

For now, also being inspired by speakers from MadWorld Prague, I will stick to my alternative solution where I manage abbreviations via an Excel sheet that easily let's me generate snippets and lists of abbreviations by my macro. And I do think that this approach presents a much clearer overview than mapping everything to Flare concepts...
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