You can customize various aspects of Office 2007 so that the settings match your preferences and requirements. In fact, customizing the default settings is something everyone should do to ensure they get the most out of their Office applications.
For example, you can customize proofing options such as AutoCorrect. You can customize the Save settings to change the default location for saving document. You can also customize autorecovery settings so your documents are saved more frequently.
To access the plethora of settings within Office 2007, open any office application. Click the Microsoft Office button in the top corner and click Word Options. From the window that appears, click each option from the list along the left hand side of the window to see the various customizable settings associated with each one.