Where are the Research options?

Research options are the specific reference books and research sites that the 2007 Microsoft Office system programs include or exclude when providing Research services. For example, the Research Option services to choose from include dictionaries, thesauruses, and various Internet research Web sites in several languages. The languages available in the Research Options services depend on the language of the services that are installed.

For information on how to translate text, see Translate text. To find out how to turn on or off the Translation ScreenTips or check the spelling and grammar in another language, see Use Translation ScreenTips or Check spelling and grammar in another language.

What do you want to do?


Find the Research feature

The Research feature is found in different locations in different programs.

Which program are you using?


Excel

  1. On the Review tab, in the Proofing group, click Research Research button.
  2. In the Research task pane, near the bottom of the pane, click Research options Research options button.

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OneNote

  1. On the Tools menu, click Research.
  2. In the Research task pane, near the bottom of the pane, click Research options Research options button.

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Outlook

  1. Open or create an e-mail message.
  2. Right-click anywhere in the message body, and then click Look up on the shortcut menu.
  3. In the Research task pane, near the bottom of the pane, click Research options Research options button.

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PowerPoint

  1. On the Review tab, in the Proofing group, click Research Research button.
  2. In the Research task pane, near the bottom of the pane, click Research options Research options button.

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Publisher

  1. On the Tools menu, click Research.
  2. In the Research task pane, near the bottom of the pane, click Research options Research options button.

 Note   If the Research command is unavailable, open or create a publication, and then try again.

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Visio

  1. On the Tools menu, click Research.
  2. In the Research task pane, near the bottom of the pane, click Research options Research options button.

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Word

  1. On the Review tab, in the Proofing group, click Research Research button.
  2. In the Research pane near the bottom of the pane, click Research options Research options button.

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Add more Research options

If the languages that you need are not listed, you may be able to add that language. The languages that are available depend on the language of your 2007 Microsoft Office system, whether that language contains Translation Dictionaries, and if that language includes any companion languages.

For a list of Language Pack versions and the companion languages included, see 2007 Office suites localized versions.

  1. In the Research pane near the bottom of the pane, click Research options Research options button.
  2. In the Research Options dialog box, click the check boxes for the services that you want, and then click Update/Remove Update Remove button.
  3. In the Update or Remove Services dialog box, select the service category that you want installed, for example, Translation (Installed Dictionaries), click Update Update button, follow the installation instructions, click Close, and then click OK.
  4. Select the reference materials that you want to use, for example, Thesaurus: Russia, type the word that you want to research into the Search for text box Search for , and then click Start Start button.

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Applies to:
Excel 2007, OneNote 2007, Outlook 2007, PowerPoint 2007, Publisher 2007, Visio 2007, Word 2007