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Thesaurus in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

Learn about the Thesaurus in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows. The thesauri available within PowerPoint are amazing options when you are looking for the right words.


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Product/Version: PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

OS: Microsoft Windows 7 and higher






Are you stuck for a word? Do you know a similar word, and want to try your luck using a thesaurus? Did you know that PowerPoint already has a thesaurus that can help with alternative words?

There are several ways to access the Thesaurus in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows. Follow these steps to explore more:

  1. Open an existing presentation or create a new one. Now access the Review tab of the Ribbon. Click the Thesaurus button, as shown highlighted in in red in Figure 1.
  2. Thesaurus button within the Review tab of the Ribbon
    Figure 1: Thesaurus button within the Review tab of the Ribbon
  3. Is the Thesaurus Button Grayed Out?

    The Thesaurus button becomes available only when you have selected a text container on the slide, even if you select a text container without any text.
  4. This action opens the Thesaurus Task Pane as shown in Figure 2. Type a word which is somewhat similar to the word that you are looking for, in the area shown highlighted in red within Figure 2. Next, click the Start Searching icon (highlighted in blue within Figure 2).
  5. Thesaurus Task Pane
    Figure 2: Thesaurus Task Pane
  6. Alternatively, you can use other approaches:
  7. Select a word, right-click and choose the Synonym | Thesaurus option, as shown in Figure 3, below.
  8. Select a word, and then press the Shift + F7 keyboard shortcut.
  9. Right-click and access the Thesaurus
    Figure 3: Right-click and access the Thesaurus
  10. Either way, you end up with a list of related words within the Thesaurus Task Pane, as shown highlighted in red within Figure 4. This list contains synonyms, adjectives, and antonyms of the typed/selected word.
  11. Thesaurus Task Pane with the list of related words
    Figure 4: Thesaurus Task Pane with the list of related words
  12. Once you find the word you need, hover the cursor on that word to see a down-arrow button, as shown highlighted in red within Figure 5. Click this down-arrow.
  13. Options to use the word of your choice
    Figure 5: Options to use the word of your choice
  14. This action brings up a drop-down list with two options, as shown in Figure 5, above. These options are explained below:
  15. Insert

  16. This option inserts the word at the cursor position on the active slide.
  17. Copy

  18. This option copies the word to the clipboard so that it can be pasted wherever you want (even outside PowerPoint).
  19. Choose any of the options to make your text content richer.

See Also:

Thesaurus in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows
Thesaurus in PowerPoint 2010 for Windows

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