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Look up words in the thesaurus
Press ALT and click the word you want to look up.
Results appear in the
To use one of the words in the list of results or to search for more words, do one of the following:
To use one of the words, point to it, click the down arrow, and then click
To look up additional related words, click a word in the list of results.
You can also look up words in the thesaurus of another language. If, for example, your document is in French and you want synonyms, click
task pane, and then under
, select the thesaurus options you want.
Microsoft Office OneNote 2003, Microsoft Office Visio 2003, and Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003 do not support ALT and click. Use the right mouse button (right-click), and click
on the shortcut menu.
The thesaurus is installed by default. If, however, you receive no results from the thesaurus, you may need to reinstall it.
In Microsoft Office Outlook 2003, the
task pane is available only when you are reading or composing e-mail messages.
Excel 2003, OneNote 2003, Outlook 2003, PowerPoint 2003, Publisher 2003, Word 2003