JGloss menus



Creates a new document by importing a text file, annotating it on the fly. See the section called “Importing text documents” for details.

Import Clipboard

Creates a new document by importing the content of the clipboard. See the section called “Importing text documents” for details. This item will only be enabled if the clipboard currently contains some text.


Open a JGloss annotated document.


The application can take rather long to display a document for the first time after it is loaded, especially for larger documents.

Open Recent

Open a JGloss annotated document by selecting it from the list of recently opened files.


Saves the current annotated document in the JGloss file format. If the file name has not yet been determined, a file chooser dialog will be shown.


The JGloss file format is a simple XML-based format with JGloss-specific elements.

Save As

Saves the current document in the JGloss file format under a new name.


The entries in this submenu let you export the current annotated document in several formats. See the section called “Exporting annotated documents” for details.


Print the annotated document. The current settings for font sizes and colors will be used in the printed document.


Closes the document window. If the document has unsaved changes, a warning dialog will be shown. If all document windows and the word lookup dialog are closed, the JGloss application will quit.



These have the standard functionality. Note that because the document view is not editable, the Cut and Paste items are always disabled.

Dictionary Lookup

Selecting this item will show the Dictionary Lookup dialog (see the section called “The Dictionary Lookup Dialog” ). If some text is selected in the current document, this text will be automatically searched using the current dialog settings.

Annotate Selection

This will let you annotate to the currently selected text.


Annotations cannot overlap. If the selected text already contains annotations, these annotations will be deleted. Also, an annotation cannot span paragraphs. If text from more than one paragraph is selected, the annotation will end at the end of the first paragraph.

Document Title

Brings up a dialog which lets you set the title of the document. The title is used when the document is exported in HTML or LaTeX format.


Selecting this item will show the preferences dialog (see the section called “The Preferences Dialog” ).


Show Readings

This item toggles the display of reading annotations in the document view.

Show Translations

This item toggles the display of translation annotations in the document view.

Show Annotation Tooltips

If this item is selected, a window will pop up if you move the mouse over an annotation in the document view which show the dictionary form, reading and translation.


The items in this entry manipulate the annotations of the entry currently selected in the annotation editor. The items also appear in the context menu for annotation editor items and annotated words in the document view.

Remove Annotation

Removes the annotation from the currently selected word. It will be removed from the annotation editor, and the word will be changed to normal text in the document view.

Add to Exclusions

Adds the word of the currently selected annotation to the list of words excluded from automatic annotation (see the section called “Exclusions” ).



Shows the welcome wizard which also shown the first time you start JGloss.

About JGloss

Shows a dialog with information about the JGloss authors and license.