When the thesaurus function is activated in a program, it supplies the user with possible replacements for the highlighted word or word group. It can indicate the word types, synonyms, related words, abbreviations or complete forms, more desirable forms, etc.
create “dat” file with thesaurus information:
ISO8859-1 talented|1 (adj)|gifted|untalented (antonym) talk|7 (noun)|talking|conversation (generic term) (noun)|discussion (generic term)|discourse (generic term) (noun)|lecture (generic term)|lecturing (generic term) (noun)|lecture|public lecture|speech (generic term) (verb)|speak|communicate (generic term) (verb)|spill the beans|let the cat out of the bag|keep quiet (antonym) (verb)|lecture|teach (generic term)|instruct (generic term)
run the indexing program that is part of MyThes
add both the “dat” file and the “idx” file to the “dict” directory in the installation
add a line like the following to “dictionary.lst”:
THES en US th_en_US_v2
restart OpenOffice.org (and the quickstarter in Windows, if used)
Select a word (like “talented” or “talk”) and activate the thesaurus. The thesaurus can be accessed under Tools ‣ Language.