Page 1 of 17PREVNEXT

See what you can do with the Research service

Find what you need by using the Research task pane
Need a definition, a synonym, facts about a company's finances, an encyclopedia article, or other types of information from the Web? Then the new Research service in Microsoft Office 2003 is for you.

About this course

This course includes:

  • Two self-paced lessons and two practice sessions for hands-on experience.
  • A short test at the end of each lesson; tests are not scored.
  • A Quick Reference Card you can take away from the course.


After completing this course you will be able to:

  • Look up definitions and synonyms without leaving your workspace.
  • Use the Research task pane to look up encyclopedia articles, get translation services, and search the Web by using MSN® search or other Web sites.
  • Access the Research task pane on any Web page (requires Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01 or later).

When you use the Research service, the Research task pane conveniently opens next to your document, where it's easy to use the dictionary or thesaurus, search the Web, or even get translation services without leaving your workspace.

In this course you'll learn how to find information as you work by using the new Research service.

To learn more about this course, read the overview information or the table of contents in the left column. When you're done reading this page, click Next to start the first lesson.

Note    You'll practice using the Research service in Microsoft Office Word 2003 and Microsoft Office Excel 2003. The tool works the same in the 2003 version of these other Microsoft Office System programs: Outlook®, PowerPoint®, Publisher, Visio®, and OneNote™.

Page 1 of 17PREVNEXT