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
key and F7 together. The
window below shows the thesaurus finding an alternative for the word
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.