How to use the dictionary in Google Docs
Did you know that Google Docs has a built-in dictionary that can help you find definitions, synonyms, the spelling of a word? Here’s how to use it.
Have you ever written only to find you forgot the correct spelling of a word? Or, maybe you want to find a synonym to add flair to a commonly used word. A dictionary tool can certainly help.
However, leaving your document to search Google or retrieve your dusty dictionary from the shelf can distract your attention from your work. Google Docs built-in dictionary helps you stay focused.
How to use the Google Docs dictionary
Google Docs comes standard with a ton of useful tools for creating documents. For example, you can easily find images using the web search tool and even using drawing tools to beautify your document.
However, the dictionary tool is one of our favorites. You can use it to look up definitions, find synonyms, understand the spelling of a word, and more. Moreover, the dictionary tool is super easy to use by following these steps:
- In your Google Doc, locate the toolbar at the top of your screen and select Tools.
- From the options menu, select Dictionary. A window will appear on the right side of your screen.
- Enter your search word in the search box next to the magnifying glass icon. Then press Return or Enter.
- Google Docs will display the definition of the word along with applicable antonyms and synonyms.
If you want to dig deeper, go ahead and click on any of the hyperlinked words to see their definitions and details.
There! It really is that simple.
Sometimes creating high-quality work requires more than just a dictionary tool. And if you need more help, Google Docs has so many other tools and add-ons that you’re sure to find what you’re looking for.
The 10 Best Google Docs Addons for More Professional Documents
About the Author