Version 4.x
Database Associations includes the following settings:
  • Search the Black list: Select the checkbox to search the Black list while running the Acronyms Master search and analysis process.
    The Black list is an editable database list that includes capitalized words that are not acronyms, but can appear in a document, for example, ON, OFF, DATE etc.
    If you are working in a network with multiple writers, select a location for the Black list where it may be shared by all of the writers.

  • Search the White List: Select this checkbox to search the White list while running the Acronyms Master search and analysis process.
    The White list is an editable database list of frequently used acronyms. A writer with the relevant permissions may add and edit items on the list with every run of the Acronyms Master search and analysis process.
    If you are working in a network with multiple writers, select a location for the Black list where it may be shared by all of the writers.

  • Search the document for Acronyms Definitions (Meanings): Select this checkbox to allow the search algorithm to search the document for possible definitions for detected acronyms.
    If the checkbox is unselected, the algorithm will not look for definitions in the document text.

  • Search the Project Lists: Select the Project(s) required to be searched.
Database Associations
Projects come in two forms Built-in and Writer defined. Writer defined projects are editable database project related white lists of frequently-used acronyms that you can add and edit with every run of the Acronyms Master search and analysis process. Built-in projects are read only acronym lists that come preinstalled with Acronyms Master.

See Overview section for detailed explanation of Project lists.

A Black list and White list are created automatically after the first acronym is inserted. A Project list is created explicitly by the writer.

The location of the Black list, White list and Project list may be determined by the writer. The locations of these files cannot be underestimated, as it makes it possible to share the lists in an multi-writer network environment.

For example, if you want to share a Black list / White list / Project list with a colleague, put the file in a shared network folder. Access permissions may also be configured for each Project list that is placed in various network folders. So some writers may read and write to Project list, while others may only read from the file and the remaining writers will not be able to access the file at all.

Note, as a general rule, access permissions are defined and configured by company IT personal that maintains a company network. It is transparent to Acronyms Master. If Acronyms Master cannot access a specific location, the user will receive error message.

To add or remove a Writer defined project from the Project list:
Click the "Manage Project Lists" button. The "Add/Remove Project" List dialog appears.
add/remove project lists
Then do one of the following:
  • Add a project by entering the name of the new project in the text field and click the "Set Location" button. Select the location based on whether or not the file will be shared with other writers. Click "OK" until the Acronyms Master dialog appears.

  • Remove a project by selecting a checkbox of a Writer-defined project; and then click the "Remove selected projects" button. Confirm your action when a warning dialog appears.

  • Change a project location by selecting a checkbox of a Writer-defined project; and then click the "Change Project List Location" button. Confirm your action when a warning dialog appears.
Note, the default location of the White list, Black list and Project list database files is at:
C:\Program Files\Acronyms Master (for Windows XP/Windows2000 machines)
or
C:\Users\YOUR_USERNAME\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Files\Acronyms Master (for Windows Vista/Windows7 machines)

Acronyms Master supports up to 30 editable Project lists.

Share the Black list, White list and Project lists with other writers by placing them in shared folders or network drives. Control the read/write permissions via appropriate configuration settings of the network shared folders.

Lists can be placed in different locations enabling specific lists to be shared among different writing groups.

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