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    Right-click thesaurus disappears (Word 9.0.3821 SR-1)

    When I right-click in a paragraph that is bulletted or numbered the thesaurus item disappears from the drop down menu. In an ordinary paragraph, no problem. Has anyone else had the problem? Got a remedy?

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    Re: Right-click thesaurus disappears (Word 9.0.3821 SR-1)

    Get the Tools Customize... dialog up, choose the Toolbar tab, check the box next to shortcut menus, a small bar should pop up, drop down the list under Text, click Text and it should show the exact shortcut menu for regular paragraphs, with Synonyms at the bottom. Ctrl-click and drag Synonyms up to Lists and when the shortcut menu pops out, slide the copied item down to the bottom of the menu and release. Close the little toolbar, OK where needed, etc. Now it should be there.

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    Re: Right-click thesaurus disappears (Word 9.0.3821 SR-1)

    Brilliant! Thank you SO very much - it's only been driving me crazy for 2 years.

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    Re: Right-click thesaurus disappears (Word 9.0.3821 SR-1)

    Thanks for asking, or I never even would have realized it could be so easy to change the shortcut menus!

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    Re: Right-click thesaurus disappears (Word 9.0.3821 SR-1)

    I was delighted as well! I love to learn these nifty tips.
    Karen

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    Re: Right-click thesaurus disappears (Word 9.0.3821 SR-1)

    I've just discovered this tip for making Synonyms available on the shortcut menu in a bulleted or numbered list - and I agree it's brilliant!

    I'd now like to add Synonyms to the Tables shortcut menu, i.e., when I'm inside a Word table and right-click a word, I'd like Synonyms to be an option on the shortcut menu. Any suggestions? Thanks.

    Wyley

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    Re: Right-click thesaurus disappears (Word 9.0.3821 SR-1)

    Follow the same procedure as Jefferson Scher described earlier, but now, when customizing the shortcut menus, select Tables and then the Table text submenu.

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    Re: Right-click thesaurus disappears (Word 9.0.3821 SR-1)

    Thanks. I succeeded but must say it took some doing. I didn't see Synonyms listed on the Tables text submenu. What I did was drag it from Text to Tables text - which was harder than I expected but eventually it worked. Thanks again.

    Wyley

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