can anyone with more experience of importing glossaries provide a second pair of eyes to look at the XML data and point out where my problems might be coming from?
It's come from an Excel spreadsheet, merged into a Word document (where each piece of data is surrounded by the appropriate XML markup which should make it OK for importing), then merged to a new (long) document which is saved as a text/xml file.
On importing, anything between 1 and 6 of the entries arrive successfully in the glossary - there are over 240, so I really could do without entering them by hand.
I would post the file here, but I don't fancy sharing its contents with the world (lots of contact information in there), but if anyone's got the time to help, then I'll happily pass you the file.
If you want to contact me directly, then iusher[at]buckscc.gov.uk should do it today...
Thanks in advance for any time you can spare... I'll happily reciprocate if I can.
...big thanks to Helen Foster and her colleague Andy (sorry Andy, no surname).
The problem was the one of my categories had an & character in it - replacing these with the & character entity fixed things. I think I'd be staring at it for too long, since I couldn't see this even though it was right in front of my face! The definition fields were also full of <p><strong>Name: Ian Usher</strong><p> sort of stuff so I was even less likely to notice the stray '&' characters floating around.
At least, that's my story and I'm sticking to it... thanks Helen!