Can I gloss non-contiguous text such as: Sie fängt morgen mit ihrem neuen Job an?
Yes. Just click on all the words that you want to include in a specific gloss and then click the SET GLOSS button.
I try to navigate from datacard to datacard by clicking on the words in the text but that just turns black words red and red words black.
You can't navigate by doing that. Clicking on the words is only for determining which words should be in a gloss. When you click the SET GLOSS button, all the red words get put into the gloss. To navigate, use the navigation palette in the TOP CENTER part of the DATACARD.
I changed my mind about a gloss and tried unhighlighting by turning the red word back to black. The word turns black but the gloss still doesn't come out right.
When you unhighlight the word, make sure there is no punctuation mark next to it that is still red. If so, click on the punctuation mark to make it turn back to black.
If punctuation isn't the problem, make sure that you click the SET GLOSS button whenever you make a change. The change isn't registered until you hit the SET GLOSS button.
If all else fails, you can always click the CLEAR GLOSS button and start over again.
And if that fails, you can delete the whole card and then click NEW GLOSS.
After I finish glossing, I edit the glossary on the MAIN CARD but the changes don't stay in the GLOSSARY FIELD of the MAIN CARD.
You probably edited the GLOSSARY FIELD and then afterwards went back to a DATACARD to make a change. If you do that and then click the DONE button, it may undo the changes that you made in the GLOSSARY FIELD of the MAIN CARD. That's because the information in the GLOSSARY FIELD is taken from the text in the BLUE FIELD of the DATACARDS and the text that you wrote in the WHITE FIELD below it, usually the glossed word and its translation.
It's better to edit the information on the DATACARD. You shouldn't edit the GLOSSARY FIELD on the MAIN CARD unless you are completely finished with the individual glosses on the DATACARDS.