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Using The Thesaurus

Word has a built-in thesaurus that can help you to find alternative words as you create a document.  To find an alternative word, highlight the word in your document that you want to check, click on the Tools drop-down menu, choose Language and then choose Thesaurus. Alternatively, you can run the thesaurus by highlighting the word and then holding down a Shift key and F7 together. The window below shows the thesaurus finding an alternative for the word ‘document’.

You can use the Meanings box to choose the instance of the word you are looking for and this will display alternative words on the right-hand side of the window. If you find a suitable alternative word, highlight it to place it in the ‘Replace with Synonym’ box and click the Replace button.

You can also display alternative words by clicking your right mouse button over a word and choosing Synonyms from the menu that appears, you can then choose a word from a list of common synonyms, you can also enter the thesaurus from the option at the bottom of this menu.

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