Tracy van der Schyff

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#Microsoft365 Day 58: Use Smart Lookup in Word – Insights and Definitions

#Microsoft365 – We all know that the amount of information we deal with can be overwhelming. It’s therefor great to know that #Office365 is helping us save time, by giving us the tools to be more efficient – faster. See how Smart Lookup can help you be ‘smarter’.

For previous posts in my #Microsoft365Challenge go to the index page.

Smart Lookup is powered by Bing. This is why I keep saying that soon Bing will rock our worlds as more and more people are using it (unknowingly) in Office 365. This is a great tool for people who do a lot of research and write white papers / blogs.

What is Smart Lookup?

“The Insights pane, powered by Bing, offers more than just definitions. By selecting a word or phrase and launching Smart Lookup, Bing can show you more information, definitions, history and other resources related to that word or phrase.”

Good to know:

  • Must be Office 365 Subscriber
  • Connected to internet

How to:

  • Type a word or phrase in Microsoft Word
  • Highlight the phrase / word and right-click
  • Select Smart Lookup
  • On the right the Smart lookup pane will open

You can also click on Define to get the definition of the word:



I will write 365 blogs in 365 days around Microsoft 365. I did a similar challenge with Office 365, blogs can be found here. I won’t just be talking about the new Microsoft 365 subscription model. I will be sharing any news, tips and tricks around Office / Office 365 / Windows / Mobility and Security. And let’s not forget all the great new Apps & services available.  A lot of what I’ll share on Office and SharePoint will also be applicable to none “Office 365” versions.

Feel free to #AskBraam if you have questions or would like me to write about a specific topic. I’ve created a Flow to monitor Twitter for the #AskBraam hashtag and will try my best to incorporate any questions into the blogs, or answer them directly on Twitter. This is a “Learning through Sharing” approach to teach my pet sheep about Microsoft – read more on this here.

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  1. Smart Lookup is not working. Why?

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