I write a lot of stuff for technical manuals, and, often, I need to make a specific glossary for words that are industry specific. Currently, it is a PITA to make a glossary with Scrivener. (Unless I’m doing it wrong, please let me know.)
I want a plugin or feature that would allow me to highlight a word, click a little box that will open up a neato window and allow me to put in a definition for that word or phrase.
The little box will allow me to determine what glossary I want to put it in, so, say there is a glossary for one particular machine, I can group the words by the machine. Or, I can just have one big glossary for everything. My choosing.
Then, I click an OK button and the cool little definition will be placed in a file called
and automatically be alphabetized.
Then, secondary feature, I can do a “find” thing with the glossary that will find each time I use that word, and I can choose if I want to put a little note thing that will put a little window with the definition of the word when I hover. If I hover and click, the user or me will be taken to the actual glossary.
Or, I can just highlight the word and click another nifty button and the word will be highlighted and will link to the proper phrase that’s already entered in the glossary. If I highlight and click and it is not in the glossary, then I will be alerted that I need to enter that phrase into the glossary.
This would make my life a lot easier. Otherwise, I love Scrivener.
PS. I am willing to pay extra for this functionality. I use it that much.