Keyword preferred terms

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Peter Muckle
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Keyword preferred terms

Unread post by Peter Muckle » Sun Apr 25, 2021 9:32 pm


I have some subjects where a number of different terms are used for the same thing, and wondered if there could be a way to indicate this in the index, ideally with a link.

For example, 'foot' is a preferred term, and 'hoof' an alternative.

The entry for 'hoof' would be something like:

hoof (see foot)

with the link going to the 'foot' entry in the index.



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Tim Green
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Re: Keyword preferred terms

Unread post by Tim Green » Mon Apr 26, 2021 6:58 am

Hi Peter,

You can't have two different links in the same line of a keyword reference. The easiest and standard way to achieve this is to make foot a child keyword of hoof, by placing it on the next line with a single tab character before it:

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    see foot
And it's generally a good idea to do it the other way round as well.

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    see hoof
Entering the main keyword twice is necessary if you want it to be both a keyword in its own right as well as just a heading for other keywords. Using both the "see" version and the version without as sub-keywords makes the sub-keyword easier to find.
Tim (EC Software Documentation & User Support)

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