If you don’t know it’s there, you’ll hardly discover the word thesaurus. Photo: Zacharie Scheurer / dpa-tmn. (Source: dpa)

Berlin (dpa / tmn) – Thesaurus? You’ve heard of that before. Exactly: it is usually a matter of thick hams, extensive word collections, usually related to ancient languages.

But a thesaurus can also be found on many computers. One of them hides in Microsoft Word’s word program, holds himself in elegantly, but spits out whatever he can think of as an alternative wording for a particular term, eager to learn and helpful.

To get synonym suggestions, it is enough to highlight a word and then press the key combination “Shift + F7”. Alternatively you can use the path “Control / Thesaurus” in the top menu bar.

The thesaurus will then open at least on the right side of the screen and usually offers many alternatives for each term. When you have found a word that should replace the highlighted word in the text, you can right-click it and then replace it by clicking “Insert”.

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