There's a whole host of ways you can make the various Microsoft Office applications easier to use. In fact, most users don't take full advantage of the options for customizing these applications to make the Office suite work better for them.
Today, we're going to talk about one of the easiest customizations: the Status Bar. Look at the bottom of any Office application and you'll see a bar just above the Windows Taskbar at the bottom (like this example from Word 2007):
Most users don't know they can change the information listed on the task bar in any Office application (except Outlook, unfortunately). And it's really easy: