thanks for the reply.
How would RoboHelp understand the imported table from excel?
Do I have to format the glossary terms using one style and the definitions using another style? how the import will link the term and definition together?
I saw this thread on my search (before posting my question) but the last entry in the thread
"Now all I have to do is figure out how to build a system that will take my single-source FM glossary document (that is all laid out in pretty tables) and pull out the glossterm & glossdef bits of content! But that's another post, in another forum, for another time "
didn't really show the final solution and if you figured a way to convert all the "pretty tables "
No I didn't - ran out of time. I ended up skipping using the RH glossary and just imported my FM doc in as separate topics (A, B, C, etc.)