Is there a way to include phrases in the Synonyms Editor?

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Is there a way to include phrases in the Synonyms Editor?

Postby seastman on Wed Jul 21, 2010 10:19 am

I am using the Directional synonyms feature. I would like to include phrases for both the words and synonyms but it seems like Flare only works with single words. Is there any way around this?

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Re: Is there a way to include phrases in the Synonyms Editor?

Postby Dave Lee on Wed Jul 21, 2010 3:45 pm

No, unfortunately you can't have phrases as synonyms.
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Re: Is there a way to include phrases in the Synonyms Editor?

Postby ChoccieMuffin on Thu Jul 22, 2010 12:20 am

Just a thought, but would it work with non-breaking spaces or does that defeat the purpose (even if it works)?
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Re: Is there a way to include phrases in the Synonyms Editor?

Postby MaryF on Fri Jan 20, 2012 6:14 am

Any plans to include multi-word phrases in the Synonyms?
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Re: Is there a way to include phrases in the Synonyms Editor?

Postby SteveS on Sun Jan 22, 2012 2:31 pm

Unfortunately as a peer support forum everyone is pretty much in the dark as to what is happening at MadCap's Skunk Works...

If you think it is a worthwhile feature you'd use place an enhancement request using this URL: https://www.madcapsoftware.com/bugs/submit.aspx.

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Re: Is there a way to include phrases in the Synonyms Editor?

Postby MaryF on Wed Jan 25, 2012 1:21 pm

Thanks - this would be such a cool feature for us to help readers transition from the older terms to new terms!

I just submitted a bug (case 32387) since the Flare documentation for synonym uses the word 'phrase' and a phrase by definition includes multiple words.
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Re: Is there a way to include phrases in the Synonyms Editor?

Postby EmilyM on Sun Feb 26, 2012 5:03 pm

I have submitted an enhancement request for this issue as well. Hopefully if Madcap receives enough requests we can get this implemented.
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Re: Is there a way to include phrases in the Synonyms Editor

Postby pdenchfield on Mon Jun 13, 2016 9:40 am

Any change here? Are multi-word phrases allowed in synonym files (*.mcsyns)?
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Re: Is there a way to include phrases in the Synonyms Editor

Postby roboHAL on Tue Jun 14, 2016 10:03 am

pdenchfield, technically speaking multi word phrases can be input into the synonyms file. Trouble is it wont work as intended. Have a look at this topic
viewtopic.php?f=13&t=27546&p=121776&hilit=synonyms#p121776 in which I posted some alternatives. Hopefully that can be of help to you. :arrow:
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Re: Is there a way to include phrases in the Synonyms Editor

Postby pdenchfield on Tue Jun 14, 2016 10:11 am

Thank you, roboHAL. Unfortunately, adding hidden divs to multiple topics does not work with the large numbers of topics we deal with. I will keep it in mind for smaller projects. :)

Still looking for multi-word phrases defined at the project level for search results... Thank you in advance to anyone who can provide hints!
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Re: Is there a way to include phrases in the Synonyms Editor

Postby roboHAL on Tue Jun 14, 2016 10:24 am

You're very welcome Pam. When you write that it does not work, I take this to mean you believe it is too laborious to justify the result. Consider that you can create a snippet and use that, but besides that, why not insert the hidden divs in certain - even if only one - topics? It would seem to me that at the moment no result or an incorrect search result would be found, otherwise why would you need any synonym modifications? At least if the user could find one "best" result that should be better than nothing. By 'best' I mean to say that if your synonym phrase were ideally able to locate say 30 topics, might there be one topic that can serve as a "master topic" to the other 29? If so, it is this topic in which the hidden divs could pay, 'dividends' (no pun intended) :lol:
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