Word master document enables you to: cross-reference items among several documents; create indexes, tables
of contents, and lists that span several documents; easily assign consistent page numbering, headers, and
other formatting across multiple documents; etc.
A book is ideally suited to the master document feature. Each chapter can be a subdocument, and the elements
common to the entire book can be contained in the master document itself.
You can use the ruler to create a hanging indent or a first-line indent.
If you use large pictures in a document, its file size increases rapidly. You can reduce this problem by
telling Word to compress the pictures.
By default, Word makes objects snap (jump) to an underlying grid laid across the document. If you drag an
object, such as a shape, you'll notice that it moves in little jerks rather than smoothly. This is because
of the grid - but because the grid is normally invisible, it's not obvious.
Automatic update of the embedded and linked objects is extremely powerful feature of Microsoft Word, but it
could be boring for a large document. Locking a link prevents the object from being updated by the original
application file, such as an Excel spreadsheet file.
As you work on a document, you normally see the results of the field codes that you've inserted instead of
the actual codes themselves. Because of this, these field results may be difficult to distinguish from
normal text, so Word has added a feature called shading that helps you to locate such results.
Word 2010 doesn't have a menu (unless you call Home, Insert, Page Layout, etc., a menu), and you can't customize what's not there. Word does still have context-sensitive right-click menus. However, unlike in previous versions of Word, the user interface no longer provides a way to customize them.
A callout is a type of text box that also includes a line for pointing to any location on the document. A
callout is helpful when you need to identify and to explain parts of a picture.
When working with Word documents you often need to limit the changes to the document. E.g., contract form
should prohibit changes to the text, while making possible to enter necessary data of the opposite side.
Sometimes you need to search for a comment or for comments from specific reviewers.