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Using the Thesaurus

As you’re thinking great thoughts and pounding out text, finding just the right word is frequently a problem. Or perhaps you need the opposite of a word. To resolve both dilemmas, FrontPage 2003 has a built-in thesaurus. Neither prehistoric nor reptilian, a thesaurus is a dictionary of words with like and opposite meanings. FrontPage uses the same thesaurus as the rest of the Microsoft Office 2003 suite. To use the thesaurus:

1.
Select the word you want to replace.

2.
Choose Thesaurus from the Tools menu. This displays the Thesaurus dialog box, shown in Figure 9-15.

Figure 9-15. The thesaurus searches for words with like and unlike meanings.


FrontPage automatically displays the selected word’s synonyms (words with like meanings). When the original word has several meanings, the Meanings box will have an entry for each. In the example, clicking the basic meaning at the left displays a different list of synonyms at the right than clicking the rude meaning.

3.
If the Replace With Synonym list contains a word you want in your Web page—or even a word that seems closer to a good fit—click that word. The word you clicked will then appear in the Replace With Synonym box.

4.
To check for synonyms of the word in the Replace With Synonym box, click Look Up.

5.
If step 4 takes you further from your goal rather than closer to it, click the Previous button.

6.
To look up synonyms for an entirely new word, enter it in the Replace With Synonym box, and then click the Look Up button.

7.
When the best word appears in the Replace With Synonym box, click the Replace button. This closes the dialog box and replaces the word you selected in step 1.

8.
To exit the thesaurus without replacing the original word, click Cancel.


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