The newest Office task pane is the Research task pane. The Research task pane provides a tool that can be used to access all sorts of information related to a selection in a Word document, Excel worksheet, or PowerPoint Presentation. These tools can be standard tools such as the Thesaurus and can also consist of specialized data sources created to find specific kinds of information. For example, Figure 3.3 shows the results of a Research task pane search for the term "Microsoft." The results provide company information including employee numbers and yearly revenue.
Figure 3.3. The Research task pane can be used to find a variety of information from any Office application.
To use the Research task pane, follow these steps:
If you want to conduct another search, type the keyword or phrase in the Search For box and then click the green Search arrow . Results are returned in the task pane. When you have finished working with the Research task pane, click the Close button to close it.