Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Translating Text into Another Language
Synonyms are words that have similar meanings. Antonyms have opposite meanings.
To look up a word in the thesaurus, follow these steps:
1. Select a word that you want to look up.
2. Click Review
Thesaurus. The Thesaurus task pane opens with the
word’s synonyms and antonyms displayed.
Synonyms are grouped by general meaning. Antonyms are followed by the word
( Antonym ).
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If the word that you want to look up does not already appear in the presentation, skip step 1, and then, after click-
ing the Thesaurus button, type the desired word in the Search For text box. Then press Enter or click the green arrow
icon.
3. To insert a word into the presentation, do the following:
a. Position the insertion point where you want to insert the found word, or select
the word that you want to replace (if you did not select it already in step 1).
b. Open the task pane menu for the word that you want to insert. (Move your cur-
sor over the word to display a down arrow, and then click the down arrow.)
c. Click Insert. As you can see in Figure 7.14, you can also click Copy (to copy it to
the Clipboard for later insertion).
4. Close the task pane when you are finished using the thesaurus.
Translating Text into Another Language
Translation helps you to translate text into a variety of languages. It’s not a perfect trans-
lation by any means, so don’t embarrass yourself and try to translate your entire presen-
tation for a foreign audience. However, for simple words and phrases, as well as rough
approximations of meaning, it can serve you well.
To translate text in a presentation, follow these steps:
1. Select the text to be translated.
2. On the Review tab, click Review
Language
Translate
Translate Selected
Text. The Translation tools appear in the Research task pane.
3. Select the desired languages in the From and To drop-down lists, as shown in
Figure 7.15. A translation appears for the selected text.
4. Close the Research task pane when you are finished using the Translator.
 
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