Learn how to prevent the overuse of the same word in a document by using the built-in thesaurus to look up synonyms, drill deeper into more synonyms, and even find antonyms for a specified word.
- [Instructor] If you're typing away in a Word document and suddenly can't come up with a word that's on the tip of your tongue, or perhaps you're overusing a certain word and you'd like to find a different word that means the same thing just for variety, in that case you might want to consider using the built-in thesaurus. That's what we're going to explore in this movie as we continue with our Tech Connect Document 0803 if you're catching up. We left off checking spelling and grammar, the editor's still opened. If yours is go ahead and click the close button to close it up.
Now we're ready to use the thesaurus. Let's go down to the bottom of our document. The last page where it says if you're interested in joining our group. Maybe there's a better word than group. All we have to do is click anywhere in the Word, make sure the review tab is still selected up here on the ribbon and in the proofing group, select thesaurus. That opens it up on the right hand side. Now you can see over here under group is a couple of different categories. Collection, the noun, or crowd, the noun, kind of different meanings.
And as we scroll down, you can see there is lots to choose from, including another group a noun, band, alliance or even a verb, gather. Group can be a verb, to group things together for example, or classify. So lots of options to choose from here. If we see something like company, well maybe that would be good. You would click the drop down arrow and choose to insert it. That would replace what's already selected the word group.
But if you just want to find other words for the word company, you can do that too. Just click company and it now appears up at the top. What we're looking at now are synonyms for the noun, company, business for example. We also have companionship in noun. There's group again down below. So we have another group of options to select from. Lots of them and any of these can be selected as well, like firm.
Now if we want to actually use the word firm, click the drop down and choose insert. You can see it replaces the word group to firm. When we're done with the thesaurus we close it up knowing that we now have the right word in the right place. So at any time if you're struggling to find that word or you're overusing a word and you need to create some variety, remember, the built in thesaurus is right up here under the review tab on the ribbon in the proofing group.
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