record: 1. (noun) In Mail Merge, a collection of information about a person, organization, or event. A record consists of fields, which are individual pieces of information, such as first name, last name, date, address, and phone number. 2. (verb) To set down in permanent form, such as through writing.

Research task pane: The search pane that opens on the right side of the screen when you right-click a word with a wavy red or green underline and then choose Look Up from the menu that appears.

Ribbon: A panel of tabs representing different functional areas in Word. Each tab contains command buttons and icons, organized into related groups. A new feature of Word 2007, the Ribbon replaces the menus and toolbars from earlier versions of Word.