Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Reviewing and Revising Individual Slides
To Find and Insert a Synonym
When reviewing your slide show, you may decide that a particular word does not express the exact usage you
intended or that you used the same word on multiple slides. In these cases, you could i nd a synonym , or word similar in
meaning, to replace the inappropriate or duplicate word. PowerPoint provides a thesaurus , which is a list of synonyms
and antonyms, to help you i nd a replacement word.
In this project, you want to i nd a synonym to replace the word, Defend, on Slide 2. The following steps locate
an appropriate synonym and replace the word.
With Slide 2 displaying, right-click
the word, Defend, to display a
word to be
Point to Synonyms on the shortcut
menu to display a list of synonyms
for this word (Figure 3– 63).
Research task pane
Figure 3 –63
Click the synonym you want
(Protect) on the Synonyms submenu
to replace the word, Defend, in the
presentation with the word, Protect
(Figure 3– 64).
Figure 3 –64
The thesaurus contains
synonyms for languages
other than English. To look
up words in the thesaurus of
another language, click the
Thesaurus button (Review
tab | Prooi ng group), click
Research options (Research
task pane), select the desired
languages in the Reference
Books area, and then click
the OK button.
What if a suitable word does not display in the Synonyms submenu?
You can display the thesaurus in the Research task pane by clicking Thesaurus on the
Synonyms submenu. A complete thesaurus with synonyms displays in the Research task pane
along with an antonym , which is a word with an opposite meaning.
1. Click Thesaurus (Review
tab | Prooi ng group)
2. Press SHIFT + F7