Announcements

Use the Visual Thesaurus from Microsoft Word!

You asked, we listened!

By far, the feature that our customers have requested most is the ability to open the Visual Thesaurus from Microsoft Word. Today, we are happy to announce that your prayers have been answered!

Announcing the Visual Thesaurus for Microsoft Word!

If you have Microsoft Word 2000, 2002, or 2003 for Windows, you can download and install the Visual Thesaurus for Microsoft Word. This program works with your existing Desktop Edition (Version 3) or Online Edition subscription to give you access to the Visual Thesaurus when using Microsoft Word.

Enhance the Visual Thesaurus for Free!

Being able to use the Visual Thesaurus while working in Microsoft Word makes the Visual Thesaurus an even more indispensible tool for writing. In fact, we think this is such an important upgrade that we decided to offer it for free to all our existing customers. If you already own the Visual Thesaurus, or you are a current subscriber, you can download the Visual Thesaurus for Microsoft Word for free! Simply fill in the form below, and we will email you a link where you can download the software.

Using the Visual Thesaurus for Microsoft Word is Easy

To use the Visual Thesaurus for Microsoft Word, just click on the Visual Thesaurus icon in your toolbar.
Open the Visual Thesaurus from the toolbar.
You can also access the Visual Thesaurus by right-clicking on any word in your document.
Open the Visual Thesaurus from a context menu.



Download the Visual Thesaurus for Microsoft Word

Are you interested in downloading a beta copy of the Visual Thesaurus for Microsoft Word? If so, click on the "download" button below to start your download. After you complete the download, double-click the "Setup.exe" file to install the Visual Thesaurus for Microsoft Word on your computer.

Name Filename Platform File Size
Visual Thesaurus for Microsoft Word Setup.exe Microsoft Windows 1.7 MB





Visual Thesaurus for Word FAQ


1. What are the minimum system requirements?

To use the Visual Thesaurus for Word you will need:

  • Windows 98, Me, 2000, XP, Server 2003 or newer
  • Microsoft Word 2000, 2002, 2003 or newer


In addition, Desktop Edition Users will also need:
  • The Visual Thesaurus Version 3, Desktop Edition


In addition, Online Subscribers will also need:
  • Internet Explorer 5 (or greater)
  • Sun Java Plug-in 1.4 (or greater)
  • A connection to the Internet

2. What about a version for the Macintosh?

If you have a Macintosh, we're sorry to say that you'll have to wait a little longer for Microsoft Word integration. But, we're working on it!

3. Will the Visual Thesaurus for Microsoft Word work with the Desktop Edition?

Yes. If you have the Desktop Edition of the Visual Thesaurus installed, the Visual Thesaurus for Word "Add-In" will automatically detect it and use it to launch your word searches.

4. What about the Online Edition? Can I use my subscription?

Yes. If you are a subscriber and you do not have the Desktop Edition, the Visual Thesaurus will automatically use your subscription. Please note that you must be connected to the Internet in order to use your subscription.

5. What happens if I have neither?

If you do not have the Desktop Edition and are not a current subscriber to the Online Edition the Visual Thesaurus will operate in a special trial-only mode. You must be connected to the Internet in order to use the trial edition. To purchase the Desktop Edition, the Online Edition, or to learn more about the Visual Thesaurus, please click here .

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