Saturday, May 1, 2010

Using the Thesaurus in Microsoft Word

  1. Use your mouse to right-click on a word in your document for which you want to find a similar word.
  2. Select Look Up... on the context menu.
  3. The Research task pane opens on the right.
  4. A list of similar words is displayed.
  5. Do ONE of the following
    • To replace the current word in your document, right-click on a word in the Thesaurus and click Insert.
    • To lookup a word in the list of the Thesaurus, right-click on the word and select Look Up.
NOTE: If you want to also see a dictionary definition or pronunciation choose All Reference Books in the search location drop-down option.