The thesaurus lets you look up synonyms, related words, and antonyms for words you specify. For example, if you specify “figment,” the InCopy thesaurus provides synonyms such as “fiction” and “fable,” related words such as “concoction” and “fantasy,” and antonyms such as “fact.”
The search for a word doesn’t need to end with the first set of synonyms, related words, and antonyms you find. You can look up any one of the suggested words and display its synonyms, related words, and antonyms. You can quickly go back to any of the last 10 words you looked up.
A. .Lookup B. .Change To C. .Language menu D. . Current Lookup Word E. . Meanings menu F. .Definition G. .Category menu H. .Result list I. .Load Word J. .Lookup Word K. .Change Word
InCopy provides the following categories for looking up words:
Words having the same or nearly the same meaning as the lookup word.
Words having the opposite or nearly the opposite meaning as the lookup word.
Words that are conceptually related to the lookup word, although neither a synonyms nor antonyms.
Words having a somewhat similar meaning as the lookup word.
Words having a meaning that is somewhat akin to the opposite meaning of the lookup word.
You can use the thesaurus to look up synonyms, antonyms, and brief definitions of words.
Copy and paste the word into the Lookup text box.
Click the Load Word button .
A brief definition of the word is displayed in the Definition area of the Thesaurus panel. The Result list displays related words based on the selections you made from the Meanings and Category menus.
You can drag the vertical bar that separates the Definition area and the Result list from side to side to adjust the relative width of the two areas.
To replace the word in the Lookup field, Alt‑click (Windows) or Option-click (Mac OS) a word in the Result list, and then click the Lookup Word button. To replace the word in the Change To field, click a word in the Result list.
You can use the Thesaurus panel to add or replace words in your document. When replacing a selected word in your document with a word from the Thesaurus panel, you replace only the selected word—not all occurrences of the word. To replace all occurrences, use the Find/Change command.
If the thesaurus cannot find a matching entry for the string of text in the Lookup text box, all other text boxes in the Thesaurus panel remain empty.
To add the word, place the insertion point in the document where you want to add the word.
To replace a word in the document, select the word.