Which software would you be using to create/fill in the xml Glossary file? I expect you know you can use MS Excel for that purpose (it's rather complicated to use). I personally use Oxygen XML editor, very good value for the money.
Anyway, the best way to understand the XML structure of a glossary is simply to build a small glossary (but with a variation of paramameters) and export it as an XML file and then examine the contents of that XML file.
This post: Transforming own XML format to glossary may help.
I created an Excel spreadsheet macro that takes the basics and creates an XML file referred to in this thread:
the spreadsheet itself is at:
I had success getting your excellent macro to convert the .xls to .xml !!! This is wonderful.
So far I've had success on the Windows side, but not on the MAC side.
Thanks for your work on this.
Would you explain what Format, Usedynalink, Casesensitive, fullmatch, and Category mean? To activate them, do I just put an "x" in the box for that definition?
Also, for the Category column, can you enter more than one category or just one?
Thanks very much,
When you create a new glossary item these are settings you can apply to it.
The entries are 1 (active) or 0 (inactive) - no x's. When you run the macro it has three checkboxes for you to tick and it will populate columns c-f with 1's or 0's.
Use dyna link - (dynamic linking) is the setting that allows the definition to be linked to from other moodle activitie. Setting this to 1 means that wherever that definition appears in your course it will have a link to the glossary entry. (For example see the term HTH in this message)
Case sensitive - whether or not the matched word has to have the same case structure as given in the definition inorder for linking to work.
Full match - does the definition have to be on its own or can it be part of a larger word, eg definition is "Start" should it match with "Starter" or not.
Category - in the glossary you can have categories, there can be only one category per definition for this spreadsheet.
Thank you. That helps. I still have a problem with categories. I created categories within Moodle and then listed them in the Category column of your spreadsheet. For some reason, the definitions are not being categorized. Is there something special about how this is done during importing.