Ignoring Glossary Terms in Styles

You can configure a target to convert glossary terms to links automatically when they are found in topics. In addition, there is a way to purposely ignore some terms so that they are not converted to links. This can be done by setting the mc-disable-glossary-terms property on a style. By default, this feature is turned on for h1 through h6 styles, as well as hyperlinks (i.e., content with the <a> tag). This means that if a glossary term is found in a heading or text hyperlink, it will not be converted to a link. However, if the same term is found in, say, a regular paragraph, the term will be converted to a link (as long as you do not turn this feature on for that paragraph style). For information about configuring a target to create glossary term links automatically, see Associating Glossaries With Targets.

How to Ignore Glossary Terms in Styles

  1. From the Content Explorer, open the stylesheet that you want to modify.
  2. In the local toolbar, make sure the first button displays . If the button displays instead, then click it.
  3. In the upper-left of the editor, make sure the drop-down field is set to .
  4. In the Styles section on the left side of the editor, find and select the appropriate style class.

    Example You want terms to be converted to glossary links automatically, unless those terms are found in a paragraph with the p.Tip style. In this case, you would select the p.Tip style class so that you can apply this feature to it.

  5. From the Show drop-down list on the upper-right side of the editor, select .
  6. (Optional) You can use the toggle button in the local toolbar to show properties below in a group view or an alphabetical view .
  7. If you are using the grouped view, expand the Unclassified group.
  8. To the right of mc-disable-glossary-terms, click , and select true.
  9. Click to save your work.