Glossary in DITA

Hello All,

When I add the glossary and generate a PDF of the BookMap, the glossary term and definition does not appear distinctly. They appear similar to the rest of the content in the document.

Further, if a glossary term has more than one definition, how can we add this to the glossary topic? Should we create separate glossary topics for each such definition?

Can anyone suggest a different way of adding glossary to the BookMap or advise what I could do to rectify this issue?


Thanks for your questions, Radha. I suggest that you ask your questions at the dita-users list on Yahoo! Groups ( This is the most active support community for DITA processing experience, such as PDF behaviors with Bookmap and Glossary processing.

Don Day
Chair, OASIS DITA Technical Committee
Chair, IBM DITA Architects Board

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