EditLive! 9 End User Help : Using the Thesaurus


EditLive! allows users to compare words found in their content against a in-built thesaurus.

The Thesaurus is an optional functionality of EditLive!. Check with your Systems Administrator first to ensure this functionality exists in your instance of EditLive!.

Thesaurus Methods

There are 2 basic methods for referencing the thesaurus in EditLive!:

  • Menu Items
  • Context Menus 


The toolbar, menu and context menu items described below may not appear in your instance of EditLive!. This would be due to your Systems Administrator removing this functionality. For more information, see your Systems Administrator.

Menu Items

The Thesaurus... item is located under the Tools menu.

Context Menu 

The context menu allows users to change the currently selected word.

The context menu displays several synonyms and a link to the Thesaurus Dialog.

Using the Thesaurus Dialog 

The Search For text field allows you to enter any new word in order to display it's synonyms. Press the Lookup button to refresh the results.

Selecting a word in the list will display synonyms for that word. For example, selecting galloping in the dialog above will display the following

To return to the previous page of synonyms use the arrow buttons 

To insert the most appropriate word, press the Insert link beside the word. For example, to insert Speeding in the example above, select the Insert link beside it.