What if a word processor could automatically tag certain phrases as belonging to specific categories, and give you tools for using that text in new ways? For example, what if your document recognized when you typed a date, and offered to schedule a meeting for you? What if it recognized a name and provided commands for adding that name to your Outlook contact list, or for sending an email to that individual? With Word 2003's Smart Tags feature, you can do this, and far more.
When Word recognizes a Smart Tag in your document, it displays a thin purple underline beneath the text, as shown in Figure 9.25. (This underline is finer than the red wavy line Word uses to mark possible spelling errors.)