Settings in Word 2003
To make documents easier to identify via searches, and to help the Windows Indexing Service to store the appropriate key information about documents, you can enter property information.
Including a large number of in-line pictures in your documents slows down Word's performance. You can improve performance by replacing actual pictures with picture placeholders.
Writing simple and easy to understand documents is a unique ability that lays somewhere between art and science. Microsoft Word can help you to improve you writing skills by providing readability statistic metrics.
When you create a new blank document, any text you type appears in the default font at a font size of 12 points, which is a standard size for text in everyday documents (such as letters or reports).
Having your 4 most recently used documents on the File menu (or Getting Started pane) is handy, but you may find it's not enough. You can increase the number shown up to 9.
Typing a long organization or person name takes a lot of time and often causes typing errors and inconsistencies. To resolve this issue you can introduce abbreviations and expand them through AutoCorrect feature.
If you are the one of those who care about productivity of the work and tend to use keyboard instead of using a mouse to open menus and run commands, you might be interested how to reveal keyboard shortcuts and add more shortcuts to Word.
You can create standard numbered and bulleted lists by typing in a way that triggers the AutoFormat feature to apply list formatting.
Creating custom menus in Word is a fun feature you can use to create a list of the options you use most often, and then plug them into a menu you name and use yourself.
Word proposes very simple way to add horizontal lines to a document, but if you would like to remove these lines this wouldn't be so obvious.