Usage Tips from Instant Text Users

Guidelines for IT Glossary Compilation — Conclusion.

by Robert Hill

In my experience, the most productive way of using Instant Text glossaries is to use your own brain to decide what fundamental glossary components you need, use Instant Text to generate them, and them use Instant Text to recombine the components into working glossaries.

It does not seem practical to me to try and create one massive glossary that suits the needs of everyone, nor does it seem practical to create one massive glossary that suits all the needs of any particular Instant Text user. Rather, it seems practical to think of subglossaries as components that are recombined into custom-made working glossaries, like bricks into a wall.

One of the greatest strengths of Instant Text is it will generate custom-made glossaries based on what you have typed in the past. It is not necessary to guess what words and phrases you might need in the future. It is only necessary to let Instant Text analyze what words and phrases you've used in the past. If you don't have much text to analyze at the moment, analyze what you DO have and continue to enrich and/or recompile and/or merge and/or condense until you no longer need to.

Instant Text is good at what it does. Instant Text compiles lists of words and phrases that you've used in the past and eliminates the need to remember arcane codes in order to regenerate the words and phrases in as few keystrokes as possible. It will do its job based on the text that you feed it.

A little thought invested in your personal glossary compilation will go a long way to making Instant Text easier and more productive to use.

Robert T. Hill