Display format

This setting specifies the way that each entry will be shown within the glossary. The default formats are:

Simple Dictionary:
looks like a conventional dictionary with separate entries. No authors are displayed and attachments are shown as links.
shows the entries one after other without any kind of separation but the editing icons.
Full with Author:
A forum-like display format showing author's data. Attachments are shown as links.
Full without Author:
A forum-like display format that does not show author's data. Attachments are shown as links.
Like 'Full with Author' but attached images are shown inline.
Useful for displaying lists of Frequently Asked Questions. It automatically appends the words QUESTION and ANSWER in the concept and definition respectively.

Moodle Administrators can create new formats as follows:

  1. Look in mod/glossary/formats ... you should see a numbered file for every existing format.
  2. Copy one of these and call it another number N (note that 0 and 1 are reserved).
  3. Edit this file accordingly to create your own format (some PHP knowledge required).
  4. Finally, insert a new entry in every language pack you use called displayformatN, and give it a short but meaningful name.

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