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Special Edition Using® Microsoft® Office Word 2003 by Bill Camarda

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Using the Word Thesaurus

As you write, you may sometimes find yourself getting into a rut—using the same word or phrase repeatedly when another word might make your point more clearly. That's what a thesaurus is for—and Word comes with a fairly powerful one.

To use the thesaurus, right-click on the word for which you want to see synonyms (similar meanings) and choose Synonyms on the shortcut menu (see Figure 8.13). Or select the word and press Shift+F7. Select an option to use in place of the existing word.

Figure 8.13. Choosing a synonym from the shortcut menu.

If you don't like any of the options Word presents and you want to explore further, ...

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