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Word 2007 Essential Training

Finding synonyms


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Word 2007 Essential Training

with David Rivers

Video: Finding synonyms

What's another word for synonym and what about thesaurus? Is there another word for that? Well we can find out easy enough because Word has a built-in thesaurus as part of its proofing package. Now when you just can't seem to come up with the right word or you have one on the tip of your tongue, and try using Word to find it for you. So we're working on job posting 12 from the last lesson, and that's fine, if you've got it open no need to do anything more, However, if you skipped to this lesson you need to go up to the Office button here, give it a click and Open, and then navigate to the Lesson 7 in a folder of your exercise files and double click job posting 13.
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  1. 40s
    1. Welcome
      40s
  2. 28m 24s
    1. Getting started with Word
      1m 21s
    2. Understanding the interface
      9m 23s
    3. Navigating the interface
      11m 24s
    4. Navigating documents
      6m 16s
  3. 18m 39s
    1. Creating new documents
      5m 25s
    2. Importing documents
      4m 35s
    3. Saving documents
      5m 41s
    4. Sending documents
      2m 58s
  4. 12m 35s
    1. Using Print Preview
      2m 45s
    2. Using Quick Print
      2m 31s
    3. Setting print options and printing
      7m 19s
  5. 23m 29s
    1. Selecting text
      3m 45s
    2. Formatting text
      5m 2s
    3. Using Find and Replace
      3m 35s
    4. Undo, Redo, and Repeat
      3m 26s
    5. Copying, pasting, and moving text
      4m 37s
    6. Showing formatting
      3m 4s
  6. 20m 30s
    1. Using indents
      3m 52s
    2. Setting justification
      3m 19s
    3. Changing line spacing
      4m 11s
    4. Setting tabs
      6m 10s
    5. Using the Highlighter
      2m 58s
  7. 38m 26s
    1. Changing margins
      5m 54s
    2. Changing orientation
      2m 29s
    3. Page numbering
      5m 41s
    4. Choosing paper size and source
      3m 59s
    5. Headers and footers
      7m 23s
    6. Applying a Page Background
      7m 56s
    7. Using Watermarks
      5m 4s
  8. 20m 10s
    1. Checking spelling and grammar
      4m 54s
    2. Finding synonyms
      3m 37s
    3. Looking up words and translations
      4m 55s
    4. Setting document proofing options
      6m 44s
  9. 23m 19s
    1. Modifying Environment settings
      7m 46s
    2. Modifying Display and Document settings
      6m 47s
    3. Modifying toolbars and keyboards
      8m 46s
  10. 15m 7s
    1. Creating a bulleted list
      7m 27s
    2. Creating a numbered list
      3m 36s
    3. Editing a list
      4m 4s
  11. 55m 28s
    1. Creating tables from scratch
      5m 29s
    2. Creating tables from text
      3m 25s
    3. Inserting an Excel spreadsheet
      5m 3s
    4. Modifying tables
      7m 44s
    5. Formatting tables
      7m 32s
    6. Making calculations in a table
      4m 13s
    7. Creating charts
      5m 44s
    8. Modifying chart data
      2m 8s
    9. Modifying chart appearance
      12m 29s
    10. Creating text from a table
      1m 41s
  12. 10m 18s
    1. Using Styles
      3m 3s
    2. Creating Styles
      3m 38s
    3. Editing and deleting Styles
      3m 37s
  13. 9m 21s
    1. Creating and using Building Blocks
      4m 27s
    2. Editing and organizing Building Blocks
      4m 54s
  14. 26m 23s
    1. Creating a Mail Merge
      13m 27s
    2. Creating a Data Source
      5m 21s
    3. Merging to create envelopes and labels
      7m 35s
  15. 8m 58s
    1. Sorting text
      4m 15s
    2. Sorting numbers
      2m 11s
    3. Sorting in tables
      2m 32s
  16. 10m 36s
    1. Creating Macros
      5m 40s
    2. Playing a Macro
      1m 46s
    3. Editing a Macro
      3m 10s
  17. 10m 13s
    1. Working with Newspaper Columns
      5m 31s
    2. Working with Parallel Columns
      4m 42s
  18. 24m 13s
    1. Working with Pictures and Clip Art
      10m 23s
    2. Working with Shapes
      5m 10s
    3. Working with SmartArt
      8m 40s
  19. 40m 40s
    1. Tracking changes
      7m 40s
    2. Reviewing changes
      3m 42s
    3. Sending and faxing documents
      3m 39s
    4. Password-protecting documents
      3m 4s
    5. Linking and embedding
      10m 7s
    6. Inspecting a document
      2m 43s
    7. Encrypting a document
      2m 45s
    8. Adding a digital signature
      7m 0s
  20. 30m 12s
    1. Creating cross-references
      3m 41s
    2. Creating a table of contents
      4m 8s
    3. Creating an index
      4m 43s
    4. Creating footnotes and endnotes
      7m 17s
    5. Using hyperlinks
      4m 24s
    6. Using bookmarks
      3m 26s
    7. Using a document map or thumbnails
      2m 33s
  21. 29s
    1. Goodbye
      29s

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Word 2007 Essential Training
7h 8m Beginner Jan 23, 2007

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From a new interface to timesaving content galleries, the latest version of Word brings a lot to the table. Instructor David Rivers explains each of its new features and attributes, from understanding and navigating its new interface, to using new formatting controls and extensive page layout techniques. Whether new to Word or wanting to learn about the new version, Rivers gives insight for increased productivity and professional documents with Word 2007. Exercise files accompany the tutorials.

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Finding synonyms

What's another word for synonym and what about thesaurus? Is there another word for that? Well we can find out easy enough because Word has a built-in thesaurus as part of its proofing package. Now when you just can't seem to come up with the right word or you have one on the tip of your tongue, and try using Word to find it for you. So we're working on job posting 12 from the last lesson, and that's fine, if you've got it open no need to do anything more, However, if you skipped to this lesson you need to go up to the Office button here, give it a click and Open, and then navigate to the Lesson 7 in a folder of your exercise files and double click job posting 13.

It's really just the same document, but if you're skipping to this lesson you want to have the same thing that we've been working on. OK, one way to find synonyms for word is to right-click on it, right in the document. So we're going to go down to the second last bullet here under Responsibilities, and we'll right click on "timely". Right away, we see a pop-up menu and one of those items is synonyms. And I'm just hovering over synonyms here to see some actual words that might mean the same thing but could be a better choice. I've got opportune, appropriate, etc.

They've even got the opposite, which is untimely down here, the antonym. Well, "track and submit EatCake expense reports in a timely fashion"? How about appropriate? That might make better sense. So I just click the word to replace what was there with the new choice and you'll notice if we proofread this, " expense reports in a appropriate fashion." I need to do a little editing here, so make sure you proof these. "In AN appropriate fashion." So insert the letter N. OK, so that's one way that we can find synonyms.

But let's try another different way. I'm going to double click the word "necessary" down here in the last bullet of this section. And now we need to go up to the Review tab, right up here on the ribbon. Give it a click. And under the Proofing section here we see Research. So Research is part of the Proofing group. We give it a click and the Research pane now opens up on the right-hand side. So the search is for the word " necessary" because it was already selected. So it's going to check all reference books. If I click this drop down you can see I've got Thesaurus here, for English, French and Spanish, I've got Translation (we'll talk about that in the next lesson), and we've got some other research sites that we can go to his well.

So I'm going to just choose Thesaurus: English (United States) right here and then give it a click. And right away, you can see I'm getting some other words for the word necessary such as essential, needed, required. Look what's happening as I move over these different words. A little drop down appears and I can click that drop down then insert that word, copy it or even look it up to get other words for the word that I selected. That's very interesting. So let's go to "required" right here.

I'm going to click on required to look up other words for the word required. You can see it now shows up up here. So I want to go back and actually use required so I'll hit the Back button. Just hover over required, move over here, click the drop down and choose Insert. All right. So now it reads "Other duties as deemed required by the Training Manager." I like that better. When I'm done with the Research pane, I just come up here and click the Close button in the top right corner and it's gone.

So notice this way, the Research pane remains open and and you see a lot more options. It's a really great time now to discuss looking up words or researching them. So we'll cover that next.

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