Instant Text — Glossary Includes

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Another use of Includes is if you deal with different specialties in more or less regular patterns.

Assume that you are dealing with different doctors for whom you have already compiled specific glossaries, say Dr Lee.glo and Dr Jones.glo. Includes allow you to create glossaries that combine these specific glossaries with more general ones.

For example, you may have the following includes in "Dr Lee.glo":

[Glossary Dr Lee]
[include C:\InstText\Glossary\Cardiology.glo]
[include C:\InstText\Glossary\Medical Base.glo]
[include C:\InstText\Glossary\Address.glo]
[include C:\InstText\Glossary\Drug List.glo]

The variant "Dr Jones.glo" differs in the first Includeline:

[Glossary Dr Jones]
[include C:\InstText\Glossary\Surgery.glo]
[include C:\InstText\Glossary\Medical Base.glo]
[include C:\InstText\Glossary\Address.glo]
[include C:\InstText\Glossary\Drug List.glo]

These combined glossaries allow the use of all constituent abbreviations without having to switch from glossary to glossary, and also without having to merge glossaries.

With Includes, the glossaries can be kept distinct and updated separately — which makes them much easier to maintain.