Words as Phrase Entries - Phrases as Word Entries

Word Entries and Phrase Entries are so named because Word Entries are mostly words and Phrase Entries are mostly phrases. Nothing however prevents you from having a normal word defined as a Phrase Entry or a normal phrase defined as a Word Entry.

For example, we can define the Word Entry:

Short form Long form

a

attorney at law


This will allow abbreviations such as:

Abbreviation Long form

aal

attorney at law

ayw

attorney at law

atyal

attorney at law


Similarly, you can have words defined as Phrase Entries to impose a dedicated short form to a word. For example:

Short form Long form

akgd

acknowledged

dx

diagnosis


Glossaries compiled by Instant Text have phrases as Phrase Entries and words as Word Entries. On the other hand, if a glossary is created by importing a list from another expander, all entries will be Phrase Entries, as in the above example.