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How to Use the Thesaurus in Excel 2007

Excel 2007 includes access to a thesaurus via the Research task pane if you need to find a word with a similar meaning to a word that exists in your worksheet. Using the thesaurus is pretty easy.

1

Select the word you want to replace with another word.

If multiple words appear in the cell, double-click the cell and then drag over the word you want to look up.

2

Click the Thesaurus button in the Proofing group on the Review tab.

The Research task pane opens with a list of suggestions.

3

Point to the word that fits best as a replacement and click the arrow next to the word.

A drop-down list of options appears.

4

Choose Insert.

Excel replaces the highlighted word with the new word.

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