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Looking up words and translations

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Video: Looking up words and translations

Just so you know, in Microsoft Word researching and looking up words means the exact same thing. If you want to find synonyms for words, antonyms or even translations for example, they can all be done from the Research pane and in the last lesson, we found synonyms using the built-in thesaurus. Now let's look at translations for words. We're using job posting 13, that's the name of the document up here in the title bar, and if you're jumping to this lesson then you haven't followed along with us to this point, no problem. You can catch up by going to the Office button, then down to Open, navigating to the Lesson 7 folder and clicking job posting 14 and then Open.

Looking up words and translations

Just so you know, in Microsoft Word researching and looking up words means the exact same thing. If you want to find synonyms for words, antonyms or even translations for example, they can all be done from the Research pane and in the last lesson, we found synonyms using the built-in thesaurus. Now let's look at translations for words. We're using job posting 13, that's the name of the document up here in the title bar, and if you're jumping to this lesson then you haven't followed along with us to this point, no problem. You can catch up by going to the Office button, then down to Open, navigating to the Lesson 7 folder and clicking job posting 14 and then Open.

So here's our document that we're going to work what I want to show you how to activate the Research pane next and you can do it a couple different ways. Let's say down here in our first bullet, we want to look up a word like "internal" here. Well, we can right-click on the word internal and simply come up here to Look Up. When I click it, the Research pane is launched, the word internal shows up inside the Search field, and down below you can see that All Reference Books are open right now. I've got the Encarta Dictionary, Thesaurus, Translation shows up down below. Yours may not all be expanded like this.

Some of them may have plus signs and that means that they are collapsed and can be expanded. So I'm just going to close up my Research pane and show you the other way, which is to highlight the word. I'm going to double click "internal" this time. Go up to the Review tab on the ribbon and over here in the Proofing group on the left-hand side, I've got the Research button. And because I selected internal ahead of time, when I click Research, the Research pane opens up and the word internal shows up in the Search for field Excellent.

So just for fun, let's go down to in-house over here. Click the drop-down arrow to the right and insert it to replace internal with in-house. So that makes sense. All right. This next feature I love and I use it a lot. You see, I live in a country that is officially designated as bilingual. In Canada our two official languages are English and French. Now I'm English-speaking, obviously. So I often need help with French words. Well, the word Patisserie. I mean, we see it all over our document, and we've seen it in many of the documents we been working with to this point, but so you really know the translation? It's a French word, so let's look it up in English.

We need to find the word patisserie and we don't have to look far. It's right here in the first line of the first paragraph. I'm going to right-click it and I'm in it go down to Look Up. So my Research pane is already open, it stays open, but now the Search for field is filled with the word patisserie. I'm going to go down to Translation, make sure that it's expanded, and when I click the plus sign, you can see that there are no results found. Why's that? Because by default we're translating from English to French when really, patisserie is a French word that we need translated to English.

So just the opposite. So I'm going to click this drop down in the From field and change it to French and automatically it will be translating to English. As I scroll down, there's my word patisserie. You can see it's a feminine word and down below it means cake shop. Cool. All right, so we can get translations for our words, just like that. Now this next feature is kind of cool as well if you use translations a lot. What you can do is have screen tips appear with translations whenever you hover over words with your mouse.

And here's how you do that. Just pick any old word like the word "design" right here. I'm going to right-click it and I'm to come down to Translate and you'll see that there's a check mark down here next to Turn Off Translation ScreenTip. So by default it's turned off. But let's say I wanted to see translations in French, then I would click French. Now all I have to do is hover over a word, any word like involved, and I'm going to see it's an adjective and I can see complique is the word. As if I hover over design.

There's another translation. It's a noun or if I want to use the verb, which is a transitive verb, you can see it's a different translation. So kind of neat. I'm getting a synonyms plus I'm also getting the translation to French. If I right-click and go down to Translate and choose a different language, same thing. For example Spanish. Now as I hover over words I'll see the Spanish translations. To turn that off when you're done with it, no problem, right-click any old word, go over to Translate and go back down here to Turn Off Translation ScreenTip.

And when we click that, now when we hover over words, we don't get those translations popping up. All right. So enjoy having a built-in translator at your fingertips. Next we're going to look at some of the many proofing options you have to choose from, including translation options, spelling options and those automatically correcting options you often come across.

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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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