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Chapter 3. Working with Text > Looking Up Synonyms with the Thesaurus

Looking Up Synonyms with the Thesaurus

If you ever have trouble coming up with just the right word, PowerPoint can help you with its thesaurus. Here's how to use it:


1.
Click in the word you want to look up. (If you can't think of the exact word, type a word that's close to it.)

2.
Click the Research button on the Standard toolbar. Or choose Tools, Research. Or right-click the word and choose Look Up from the menu that appears. The Research task pane opens, as Figure 3.16 shows.

Figure 3.16. The Research task pane offers a dictionary, a thesaurus, and more.


3.
If the results don't show the thesaurus entries, click the arrow at the end of the field that appears below the Search For field. Choose Thesaurus from the drop-down list. Figure 3.17 shows the results.

Figure 3.17. The thesaurus lists synonyms of the selected word.


4.
To use one of the words, right-click it and choose Insert from the menu that appears.

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