Word Lookups

If you use your Web browser for writing (email in particular), you’ll find that you wish you had the dictionary and thesaurus tools that are available in most word processors. With Scripts 17.4, 17.5, and 17.6, you’ll be able to have this functionality in all your writing. You do it using a bookmarklet to query an online dictionary or thesaurus. Because the scripts are so similar, we’ve presented them all in one task. Script 17.4 shows how to do a dictionary lookup in Safari and Firefox, Script 17.5 does a dictionary lookup in IE, and Script 17.6 shows how to do a thesaurus lookup in Safari and Firefox. Because the code is virtually identical to Script 17.5, we’ve omitted a script to do a thesaurus lookup in IE, trusting you’ll ...

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