How does the Glossary Plugin work with the Confluence search?

I'm wondering why I can't find any of the terms in my glossary through a full-text search.

The main reason why I want to know that is, because I want to make the glossary items available in a connected SharePoint platform (using the Search Connector Add-on). But, if even Confluence doesn't find the terms in the first place, SharePoint (or the Search Connector) will not be able to do so as well.

How can I make sure, that the glossary items, i.e. the content of the specific macros that contain those items, are searchable?

best regards,


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Hello Paul, I believe you already been through the plugin docs where it reads that items should be inserted through the plugin interface. Now would it be possible to give a example with actual words, so anyone that attends to this thread can reproduce?

Hi Guilherme,

thank you for your reply. I think I didn't make myself clear enough...

Let me try to explain the sitiuation again: I have a list of several (dummy) entries in my glossary. For letter 'a' I added random abbreviations, e.g.  ABK, ABC, ACE, and so on. Every abbreviation or akronym has a description of its meaning also added using the glossary term macro (or the add term function in the glossary view). When I now use the basic Confluence Search, I cannot find any of these abbreviations/akronyms unless it is mentioned in the description.

What I want to know is, why I don't find the terms using the full-text search and how I can convince Confluence (or the Glossary Add-on) to show them in my search results.




@Anis Othman [Spectrum Groupe] Can you provide any details on the search integration of glossary items? Best regards, Paul

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