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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Google Docs Thesaurus and More Live

Traces of these were spotted before but now the feature is official: in the latest update of Google documents, you can select a word and then pick Tools -> “Look up word” to retrieve a definition, synonyms, or an encyclopedic entry. The definitions and synonyms come from Merriam-Webster (including character encoding errors when I tried) and the encyclopedia is Also new is the menu entry Tools -> “Search the web for word”, which allows you to trigger a web page and an image search. Update: Plus, choosing Insert -> “Table of contents” creates a linked list of your headlines on top of your document.

[Thanks Hebbet, Jérôme Flipo and Ionut Alex. Chit! Also see official Google announcement.]


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