Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Proofing Text Written in a Foreign Language
To search for a good synonym, click the word in question and open the
Thesaurus task pane with one of these techniques:
Press Shift+F7.
Right-click the word and choose Synonyms Thesaurus.
Go to the Review tab and click the Thesaurus button.
The Thesaurus task pane opens. It offers a list of synonyms and sometimes
includes an antonym or two at the bottom. Now you’re getting somewhere:
Choosing a synonym: Move the pointer over the synonym you want,
open its drop-down list, and choose Insert.
Finding a synonym for a synonym: If a synonym intrigues you, click it.
The task pane displays a new list of synonyms.
Searching for antonyms: If you can’t think of the right word, type its
antonym in the text box and then look for an “antonym of an antonym”
in the task pane.
Proofing Text Written in a Foreign Language
In the interest of cosmopolitanism, Word gives you the opportunity to make
foreign languages a part of documents. To enter and edit text in a foreign
language, start by installing proofing tools for the language. With the tools
installed, you tell Word where in your document a foreign language is used.
After that, you can spell check text written in the language.
To spell check text written in Uzbek, Estonian, Afrikaans, and other
languages apart from English, French, and Spanish, you have to obtain
additional proofing tools from Microsoft. These can be obtained at the Microsoft
Download Center at www.microsoft.com/en-us/download (enter
proofing tools in the Search box). Proofing tools include a spell checker, grammar
checker, thesaurus, hyphenator, AutoCorrect list, and translation dictionary,
but not all these tools are available for every language.
The status bar along the bottom of the screen lists which language the
cursor is in. Glance at the status bar if you aren’t sure which language Word
is whispering in your ear.
Telling Office which languages you will use
Follow these steps to inform Word that you will use a language or languages
besides English in your documents:
1. On the Review tab, click the Language button and choose Language
Preferences.
The Options dialog box opens to the Language category.
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