Tech Tip #27: Does MS Word Have ‘Research’?

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Today’s tip: Does MS Word Have ‘Research’?

Category: Google Apps, Keyboarding

Q: Is there a quick way to research on a PC, like we can do in Google Docs?

A: Sure. Use the ‘Reference‘ tab on the menu bar. It used to be Shift+F7 but that is now ‘Thesaurus’. That brings up the ‘Researcher’ sidebar (on the right side of the document).

In Google Apps, use Ctrl+Alt+Shift+I to Explore

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Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-12 technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. She is an adjunct professor in tech ed, Master Teacher, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice, CSTA presentation reviewer, freelance journalist on tech ed topics, contributor to NEA Today, and author of the tech thrillers, To Hunt a Sub and Twenty-four Days. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.

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2 thoughts on “Tech Tip #27: Does MS Word Have ‘Research’?

  1. I could only find a thesaurus in Word with Shift, F7. But I could not get any response in Google slides, or docs with Ctrl+Alt+Shift+I, using the letter l and the number 1. I teach my classes to use the Explore button in the lower right corner to find a Google search bar. I only wish Google could fix it to be less sensitive. Typing in the search field often stops typing or trips a new tab. Aggravating!

    1. Shoot. That has changed a lot in the update to MS Office. Thanks for letting me know! I’m updating the info.

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