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Chapter 18. Bookmarklets > Word Lookups

Word Lookups

If you use your Web browser for writing (email in particular), you'll find that you wish you had the dictionary and thesaurus tools that are available in most word processors. With Scripts 18.4, 18.5, and 18.6, you'll be able to have this functionality in all your writing. You do it using a bookmarklet to query an online dictionary or thesaurus. Because the scripts are so similar, we've presented them all in one task. Script 18.4 shows how to do a dictionary lookup in Netscape and Internet Explorer/Macintosh, Script 18.5 does a dictionary lookup in IE/Windows, and Script 18.6 shows how to do a thesaurus lookup in Netscape and IE/Macintosh. Because the code is virtually identical to Script 18.5, we've omitted a script to do a thesaurus lookup in IE/Windows, trusting you'll be able to figure it out.


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