Using Word's online references

Microsoft Word 2003 has several tools to help you create more professional documents, and to help you find out more about a particular topic while you write about it.

These tools and features are consolidated in the Research task pane:

Research task pane

You can get to the Research task pane by doing one of the following:

  • Click the Research button on the Standard toolbar. Research button
  • Choose the Look Up or Translate commands.
  • Click the drop-down arrow in the title bar of any task pane and choose Research.

To use the Research task pane:

  1. Enter the topic you are interested in researching in the Search for box.
  2. Select the type of resources you wish to search from the drop-down list.
  3. Click the Start Searching button. Start Searching


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