Saving as .doc by default instead of .docx!
One thing that I found really annoying with the new Word 2008 is that it always wanted to save the files as .docx by default. The problem is that .docx files are not compatible with previous versions of Word and not everyone upgraded to the latest version. With .doc, you are pretty much certain that nearly everyone will be able to read it. It is possible to change the default behavior in Word's preferences. It is located in the preferences, under "Save". From there, you can select "Word 97-2004 Document (doc)" under "Save Word files as".