If you’re authoring a user manual, a long article, or a book, writing everything inside a single
document.glyph file may not be optimal. For this reason, Glyph provides an
include macro that can be used to include the contents of any file within the
The macro call above loads the contents of the
introduction.textile file, within the
When including a text file, an input filter macro is applied to its contents by default, based on the file extension used:
You can override this behavior by setting the
filters.by_file_extensions configuration setting to
false. If no extension is specified,
.glyph is assumed.
While including the context of an entire file is definitely a useful feature for content reuse, sometimes it can be an overkill. What if, for example, you just want to reuse a short procedure or even a sentence or a single word? In this case, you may want to consider using a snippet instead.
You can use
&[markups] anywhere in your document instead of having to type "Textile or Markdown" every time. Additionally, later on you can change the value of the
markups to change it everywhere else in the document.