Create a Glossary in Microsoft Word 365

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In this Guided Project, you will:

Prepare Your Microsoft Word Document for a Glossary

Format the Glossary Terms and Write the Definitions

Organize the Glossary in Paragraph and Table Formats

Clock1.5 hours
BeginnerBeginner
CloudNo download needed
VideoSplit-screen video
Comment DotsEnglish
LaptopDesktop only

Long and technical documents may need a glossary of terms at the end of the document to assist readers in understanding the terminology used. Microsoft Word 365 is a free program available online that can be used to create a high-quality, effective glossary. Learners taking this project will walk through how to create a glossary in an easy-to-follow, step-by-step format. Starting with preparing a blank document or using a prepared example document, learners will then learn how to format the text in the glossary and how to write highly effective definitions. Next, learners will discover how to format the glossary in two different ways, paragraph and table formats. By the end of this project, learners will be confident in creating and formatting a glossary of terms that they can easily add at the end of any document to inform and engage readers.

Skills you will develop

  • Business Writing
  • Editing
  • Writing

Learn step-by-step

In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:

  1. Prepare Your Microsoft Word Document for a Glossary

  2. Format the Glossary Terms

  3. Write the Glossary Definitions

  4. Organize the Glossary in Paragraph Format

  5. Insert a Table for the Glossary

How Guided Projects work

Your workspace is a cloud desktop right in your browser, no download required

In a split-screen video, your instructor guides you step-by-step

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