I’m working with a junior help developer on a rework of an older help system and one of the things she’s tweaking is the masterpage.

This project was completed waaaay back in 2008 and since then, we’ve developed a style guide for online help systems. This project is really benefiting from some style-guide-love. We won’t talk about how ugly the project was . UGH.

Anyway, something I saw today was how a word (acronym, technically) was appearing in the footer of the masterpage as a converted glossary term.


The project is set to convert glossary terms when found – but in this instance, it’s a no-go. The underlined word looks like a link and is confusing.


So we need to set Flare to ignore that glossary term. And we’ll do it via C-S-S. Yeah!

First I need to see if there’s a particular style class associated with that line of text.

footer_classLuckily for me, there is. SOoooo, my plan is to ignore any glossary terms that appear in <p.footer> tags.

Let’s hop over to the CSS and find p.footer and go to the Unclassified property group.


And within Unclassified, scroll down to mc-disable-glossary-terms and set it to true.


Let’s do a build and see what happens.

footer_no_glossaryNo glossary term popup!


Give it a try and let me know how it goes for you.


One Respons to “Ignoring Glossary Terms”

  1. Greg October 31, 2013

    Thanks for sharing, good to know. It also reminds me that I need to go out and buy more ammo, what is the website this is from? maybe I can buy from them instead?

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