make bigger dictionary/thesaurus in Word
January 21, 2009 8:01 AM   Subscribe

Simple q: a way to supplement the dictionary/thesaurus in, ugh, MS Word, Macintosh, to extend its vocabulary and synonym choices? I don't want to have to pop out of word to go look elsewhere. I just want the built in dictionary/thesaurus enlarged. I know there have been N previous queries about dictionaries but I didn't see anything about this specific issue. thanks.
posted by cogneuro to Computers & Internet (3 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Unfortunately, I don't know how to expand Word's vocabulary, but I think a solution might be to download Quicksilver which is free and fantastic and has a built-in thesaurus.

You can call it up with a simple key-combo right from the window you're working in, which is arguably even easier than bringing up Word's dictionary/thesaurus feature.

Plus, then you would get all the other Quicksilver goodness as well.
posted by Pomo at 9:33 AM on January 21, 2009

WordWeb is another option.
posted by Kerasia at 11:57 AM on January 21, 2009

Custom dictionary is your friend. Legal secretaries and others have relied on this feature for years.

You can get word lists lots of places. Download, import, and wahlah.
posted by dhartung at 9:46 PM on January 21, 2009

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