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I need to build a glossary in my document and I can't find an easy way of achieving of what I'm looking for. All I've found is this article: How to create a glossary in Microsoft Word

… but I can't believe that there is no easier way. Thoughts?

I think I was not precise enough. What I'm looking for is a glossary where:

  • all descriptions are listed together at the end of the document in alphabetical order and the list is updated automatically
  • when document is read in Office 2010 then the description of a term is displayed in-line(e.g. a popup/tooltip) and I can navigate to the description by clicking the term (e.g. it behaves like a link)
  • descriptions can contain images
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Those are your best options at hand to create a Glossary in a Microsoft Word document.

The Table of Authorities technique is by far the best method. It looks long on that site but that's just a description. Once it's setup it but it's actually fairly simple to use and manage.

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I think that in my cases bookmarks might be a better option. The only missing bit is sorting but I can do it manually. –  Pawel Pabich Jul 11 '12 at 11:32
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@Pawel, you can automatically sort regular paragraphs by using the Sort option if that will help. –  Adam Jul 11 '12 at 23:09
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Thanks Adam, you gave me an idea and it worked with a small help from here word.tips.net/T000041_Sorting_by_Headings.html –  Pawel Pabich Jul 12 '12 at 13:37

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