What's the best dictionary to use with Word for Windows?
April 18, 2004 2:40 PM   Subscribe

What's the best dictionary to use in conjunction with Word (Windows)? I am a writer and would like to search/cross reference definitions--and synonyms, if possible--directly from my file in Word, and without going online. Webster's Third New Unabridged is my go-to dictionary, but the reviews of its CD-ROM leave me confused. Any advice would be appreciated.
posted by _sirmissalot_ to Computers & Internet (3 answers total)
I use the free version of WordWeb. I have a shortcut to it set up on my desktop to be accessible by pressing ctrl-alt-t, and thus I can eschew Word's dictionary/thesaurus entirely. It does definitions, synonyms, antonyms, and a lot of other things if you buy the full version. It has worked very nicely for me for about 6 years.
posted by Hildago at 2:52 PM on April 18, 2004

I second the motion for WordWeb. I've had it for ages and it's a fantastic little workhorse.
posted by headspace at 3:29 PM on April 18, 2004

Thanks for the reccomendation! Something I didn't know I needed! Love it.
posted by Quartermass at 3:46 PM on April 19, 2004

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