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Chapter 5: Taking Advantage of the Proofing Tools
Chapter 5: Taking Advantage
of the Proofing Tools
In This Chapter
Fixing spelling errors and customizing the spelling dictionary
Repairing grammatical errors in documents
Looking up a word definition
Finding text — and replacing it if you want
Conducting outside research while you work in Word
Looking for a better word in the thesaurus
Working with and translating foreign language text
I was going to call this chapter “Foolproofing Your Work,” but that
seemed kind of presumptuous because keeping every error from slipping
into your work is well-nigh impossible. Still, you can do a good job of
proofing your work and eliminating errors by using the tools that Word provides
for that purpose. This chapter describes how to proof your work for spelling
and grammatical errors. It shows how to find text, find and replace text, and
how to conduct research in reference books and on the Internet without
leaving Word. You also find out how to translate text and proof foreign
language text. The proofing tools are not foolproof, but they’re close to it.
The F7 key is the key to the kingdom when it comes to proofing Word
documents. Here is the magic of pressing F7 and various key combinations:
F7: Run a spell-check
Alt+F7: Scroll to the next misspelling
Ctrl+F7: Get a word definition
Shift+F7: Open the Thesaurus
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