Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Finding the Right Word with the Thesaurus
4. Open the Search For drop-down list and tell Word where to steer your
search.
Choose a reference book or research website.
5. Click the Start Searching button (or press Enter).
The results of your search appear in the Research task pane.
If your search yields nothing worthwhile or nothing at all, scroll to the
bottom of the task pane and try the All Reference Books or All Research
Sites link. The first link searches all reference books — the dictionaries,
thesauruses, and translation service. The second searches research sites —
Bing, Factiva iWorks, and HighBeam Research.
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You can retrace a search by clicking the Back button or Forward button in
the Research task pane. These buttons work like the Back and Forward
buttons in a web browser.
Finding the Right Word with the Thesaurus
If you can’t find the right word or if the word is on the tip of your tongue
but you can’t quite remember it, you can always give the Thesaurus a shot.
To find synonyms for a word, start by right-clicking the word and choosing
Synonyms on the shortcut menu, as shown in Figure 5-9. With luck, the
synonym you’re looking for appears on the submenu, and all you have to do is
click to enter the synonym. Usually, however, finding a good synonym is a
journey, not a Sunday stroll.
Figure 5-9:
Searching
for a
synonym.
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