You might not wish to go to these lengths, but the way we do glossaries is to
set them up in a two-column [untitled, unruled) table, term in left-hand
column, definition in right-hand column. We then insert glossary terms in the
book text using xrefs to the glossary.
What this gets you:
. Ability to alphasort glossary terms with one command
. Simple formatting by adjusting column widths
. Easy way to apply special formatting to term in body text or glossary
. Guarantee that term is quoted in text exactly as it appears in glossary
. 'Free' hyperlinks in a PDF from a term to its definition
. Structure that Mif2Gos fairly simply to get pop-up glossary definitions in
. Easy method of spotting terms that are defined but not referenced (look for
terms with no hyperlink)
. Guarantee that terms that are not defined in the glossary, but should be,
will be spotted
You can use exactly the same idea for bibliographies.