The Term Browser is a companion to the Acrolinx Terminology Manager. It serves as a reference tool for anyone in your organization who needs quick access to information in the terminology database.
You can use the Term Browser for the following actions:
Search for a term using the same search tools that come with the Acrolinx Terminology Manager.
Access a term help page, which displays reference information about the term.
Share links to term information with other users in your organization.
The Term Browser user interface is available in the following to views:
Standard View - Provides the same search and filter tools that are visible in the Terminology Manager. The standard view is suitable for users who want filter for terms on a wide range of filter criteria.
Translation View - Provides a simplified set of search tools. This is helpful if you need to quickly locate translations.
While the term search generally works very intuitively, it might be important to know about some of the fundamental concepts. When you start searching for a term, all characters are treated as wildcard searches by default. For example, if you start typing and enter the character
a, the autocomplete dropdown lists words containing "a." If you continue typing and tighten the search term to
ac, the autocomplete dropdown lists words containing "ac."
When your terms contain quotation marks, you must escape these characters. This is necessary because the search works similar to a standard search in any search engine. Entering quotation marks doesn’t search for the quotation marks, but marks a search query as a search for an exact word or phrase. For example, the database might contain the term Database
"Acrolinx Documents". If you search for the exact spelling of the term, the search won't find the term. Instead, you must escape the quotation marks and use the following search query with escaped characters:
Database \"Acrolinx Documents\".
When you search for terms in the Terminology Manager or the Term Browser, the results appear in the search results table.
Use the following list as reference for information about how the search results table works:
Acrolinx uses an infinite scrolling list instead of pagination to display long lists of terms. The page automatically loads more items when you get close to the bottom of the page. To aid navigation, the table header is always displayed on top of the page when you scroll down. Infinite scrolling makes it easier to work with long lists that are common when working with terminology.
You can group terms by term entry to see all terms that belong together. If you click Group by term entry, Acrolinx groups all synonyms and translations and displays them in separate sections of the search results table. This feature is especially useful if your terms usually have many synonyms and translations.
You can propose new terms for the terminology database of your organization while you’re using the Term Browser. To do so, click the Contribute Term menu item in the top right of the Term Browser window. The term contribution page will open, where you can submit your term.
To use the term contribution feature, you need the appropriate user privileges.
You must have a role with the privilege Add comments to existing terms.
To add an additional comment to an existing term, follow these steps:
Open the Acrolinx Term Browser.
Search for the term you want to edit.
Open the term help and click Add Comment.
The Add Comment link may look different depending on how your administrator has configured your term help template.
(Follow this step if you aren’t already signed in to the Add Comment page) sign in with your Username and Password.
Enter your comment in the text box.
(Optional) Activate the checkbox Request review so that your terminologist can easily find your new comment.
The Request review option is available if the Terminology Manager was configured correctly. If the Request review option isn’t available, your terminologist must configure the Process Status field to include the status review requested.
You might print the list of the terms in the search results table if you want to distribute the terms to users without network access. The print function is available in both the standard and the translation views.
To print the list of displayed terms, follow these steps:
Apply a filter or enter a keyword search to view a list of terms.
Click Print in the search and filter bar.
The Term Browser prints all displayed terms. You find the number of displayed terms in the table header of the search results table.