Microsoft Word is a complex program that can do thousands of things.
I've dabbled with it over the years, doing small, easy things. When Word 2007 was released it had a new interface, called the Ribbon. I can't comment on whether the Ribbon is an improvement or not, but I can pass along some sites with tips to help you work with the newer versions of Word. Most of these tips work with Word 2007 and Word 2010. If something applies to only one version it's mentioned in the article.
Without further ado, here are the various tips I've gathered, in no particular order.
- Customize the Default Line Spacing in Word 2007 & 2010
- Change the Default Save Location and File Format in Word 2007 and 2010
- How to Customize the Ribbon in MS Word 2010
- Hide the Ribbon in Office 2007 [no longer available]
- How To Search the Microsoft Office Ribbon [no longer available]
- How To Add New Tabs To The Ribbon In Office 2010
- How to Use The New Paste Feature in Word 2010
- How To Use Styles In Microsoft Word To Save A Lot Of Work
- How to Create and Run Macros in Word 2007/2010 the Easy Way
- Fill Space in Microsoft Word with Random Text
- Use the "Spike" Feature in Microsoft Word to Copy and Paste Text
- Microsoft Word - The Navigation Pane: A new, easier way to work
- The Basics of Using Find and Replace in a Microsoft Word Document [no longer available]
- How to compare two documents in Microsoft Word
- How to Use The New Graphics Features in Word 2010
- How to Use Word 2010 WordArt Features
- How to Make a Greeting Card with MS Word 2007/2010 the Easy Way (Tip One - no longer available)
- Create Greeting Cards for Free with Word 2010 (Tip Two)
- Create Cool Desktop Wallpapers Quickly using Microsoft Word
- How To Create Printable Booklets in Microsoft Word
- How To Build a Mind Map In Microsoft Word