How to Use Smart Lookup in Microsoft Word

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In Brief...

Get more insight into what you're working on by using Smart Lookup. Just follow a few simple steps to find articles, top searches from the web, and more.


When you right-click on an item in Word 2016, one of the available options is Smart Lookup.

Smart Lookup

This will launch the Insights pane, which is powered by Bing, Microsoft's search engine. Articles, definitions, images, and so on will appear in the pane.

Insights Pane

You can also launch the Insights pane by selecting the Review tab and then selecting Smart Lookup in the Insights group.

Review Tab

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