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Word 2013 Bible by Lisa A. Bucki

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CHAPTER 10

Reviewing a Document with Language Tools

IN THIS CHAPTER

  • Specifying the language used by language features
  • Checking spelling and grammar
  • Getting a dictionary and defining words
  • Finding synonyms with the Thesaurus
  • Researching a topic with the Research pane
  • Translating and counting words

Word provides a variety of proofing tools, including a spelling and grammar checker, and a thesaurus. If you add a dictionary for definitions, you also can get definitions for words within documents. When you need to find facts to beef up a document, you can use Word's built-in research tools. You can even translate a selection of text to another language or count words in this document. Forge ahead to examine each of these tools on the Review tab now.

Choosing a Language

When you install Word or Office, it installs with one language selected as its default. This serves the needs of many users, but others have more specialized needs. You might correspond with relatives in a second language, write or translate documents for use in another country, or prepare information for an overseas customer. In such cases, you can install another editing language for use with Word's language features such as spelling and grammar checking. When you have multiple languages installed, you can then specify which one Word uses by default, switching between languages as needed.

Install another editing language in Word Options:

  1. Click the File tab, and then click Options.
  2. Click the Language tab at the left ...

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