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I know that I can't always think of the right words to say, and being a public speaker, that might be a problem. Thankfully, PowerPoint has a built-in thesaurus to help out the lexiconically challenged. Let's head to slide number three, where we've decided we don't want to use the word Testimonial. We can right-click on that word, and in the menu that appears, choose Synonyms. A number of words with almost the same meaning will appear. And we just click on any one of these if we want a replacement. We will do this one more time on slide number eight, right-clicking on Philanthropy and replacing it with one of the many suggested alternatives.
Notice that if I click on the word Thesaurus from this menu, the Research Task Pane appears, giving me a few more choices, plus some antonyms, too. In the Research Task Pane, clicking a word takes you to symptoms of that word. To insert your chosen word, pull down the menu to the right of that word and click Insert. You can close the Task Pane by clicking in the tiny X in the upper-right corner. So the next time you're stuck on a word, or just don't like the way something sounds, give this feature a try.
Just don't overdo it.
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