by Allen Wyatt
(last updated January 30, 2014)
As you are working with a document—particularly a document written by someone else—you may run across a word that you don't know the meaning of. You can use Docs' built-in dictionary to find out the definition of any such word, along with any synonyms (words that mean the same) or antonyms (words that are opposite). Follow these steps:
Figure 1. Finding the definition of a word.
That's it. You can read the definition of the word you specified in step 1. It is interesting to note that Docs will automatically adjust the word being searched for to the root word. For instance, if you search for longer, then Docs actually displays the definition of long. Similarly if you try to get a definition for a plural (such as roses), then Docs displays the definition for the singular form of the word (rose). If there is potential confusion as to whether you really want the word specified or its root (such as with the word fishing) then Docs displays information about both the word and its root (fishing and fish).
Need to get the text out of a PDF file so that you can edit it? Docs makes it easy by offering to convert the file for ...Discover More
One of the basic editing tasks in any document is to find and replace information. Docs includes a basic tool that allows ...Discover More
A table of contents is a great organizational tool, especially for longer documents. When you decide you want to add a ...Discover More