4.3.2. Open a Glossary

To open a glossary, select File ‣ Open from the from the Glossary window’s menu. Alternately, use the Ctrl+O shortcut while the Glossary window is in focus.

You can also open a glossary by dragging and dropping a glossary file onto the Felix glossary window.

If there is already a glossary open, the glossary window will ask you whether you want to merge this memory with the current one, or open it as a new glossary. If you merge the memories, then all the entries in the file you selected will be added to the currently open glossary.


In addition to the native Felix glossary format, you can open glossaries in the following formats:

  • MultiTerm® text format
  • Tab-delimited text format

Tab-delimited text format should consist of two columns, and an optional third, as follows:

source  trans   context

To open a glossary in a different format, select the desired format from the File type field in the Open File dialog.

In addition to loading glossaries from glossary files, you can connect to a glossary over your local network using Memory Serves, a free application for sharing memories and glossaries over the local network. See the Memory Serves documentation or Connect to a Glossary on the Server for details.