Another new feature that Office 2003 provides is the Research task pane. The Research task pane allows you to access basic tools such as the Thesaurus, but it also provides you with the ability to access online resources that range from business Web sites, to stock information, to online encyclopedias such as Microsoft's Expedia.
For example, I might want to search for information on a key term as shown in Figure 1.4. The Research task pane is discussed in more detail in Lesson 3, "Using Office Task Panes," and in the Word section of the book (Part IV) in Lesson 4, "Using Proofreading Tools."
Figure 1.4. The Research task pane allows you to search for business data and other information from inside your Office application.