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It's easy to overlook, but InCopy actually has a thesaurus built into the program. It is not part of any of the default workspaces, so when you want to use it, you need to open it from the Window menu, because of course it is a panel. So go down to the Ts and open the Thesaurus. Now, I have to tell you, it is not the most powerful thesaurus known to man, and often I will actually just jump to Word and use Word's built-in thesaurus, because I just find it to be a bit more robust than InCopy's.
But InDesign doesn't even have a thesaurus, so it's nice that we have something here. Let's say that, for example, in this sentence "Beautiful large royal purple flowers," we'd like to get a word other than large. So I am going to double-click the word "large," and then here in the Thesaurus, I'm going to click the little Eyedropper icon, which means pick up the word that's selected and put it into the Lookup field, which is nice. And then to actually search for the word Thesaurus, it's remembering our last search, click the little magnifying glass icon, and then it comes up with a list of all of the different synonyms for Thesaurus.
On the left, it says it's an adjective of greater than average size. It has the little definition. If it has different entries for the word as a noun or as an adverb, they would appear here, and then over here they have -- you can just select the word that you want, and so then if you want to replace the word large with let's say considerable, then select the word that you want and then click the little Change To icon. That's about it. There is not that much more to say about the thesaurus. It's kind of weak. Like if I said. show me the antonym of large.
Not too powerful there.
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