Tools The Tools menu provides access to most of the commands in Word that don't in- volve inserting objects, formatting text, using tables, or working with files. These commands include spelling and grammar checking, online collaboration tools, mail merge, and macros. The Tools menu also contains commands for setting various Word options and for customizing Word's menus and toolbars. The multi-tabbed Tools Options dialog, for example, contains settings that control the way Word looks and works. The Options Dialog controls the basics, such as where files are saved, and which appli- cation window elements are displayed, as well as the settings that are a matter of personal taste and need, including how and when the spelling and grammar checking feature works. Word Overview Keyboard shortcuts Spelling and Grammar: F7 Open the Thesaurus: Shift-F7 Open the Macros dialog box: Alt-F8 Open the Visual Basic Editor window: Alt-F11 Open the Microsoft Script Editor window: Alt-Shift-F11 Tools task list Spell-check a document: Tools Find a synonym with the Thesaurus: Tools Change the language settings for Word: Tools Get a word count for a document: Tools Create an automatic summary: Tools Create or edit an AutoCorrect entry: Tools Change AutoFormat settings: Tools Collaborate with coworkers: Chapter 13 Merge different versions of a document: Section 13.3 Use mail merge to create form letters or labels: Tools Record a new macro: Section 18.2.1 Customize Word's interface: Section 3.3 Change Word's application and document options: Section 3.2 Table Use the Table menu to control complex lists, create forms, or even provide layout for a page. Create formulas that reference cells within the table, referring to the cells by their column letters and row numbers, just like in an Excel worksheet. Major Word Sections and Task Lists | 19