If you're familiar with Word, but not Word 2007, this is the book for you. Word 2007: Beyond the Manual focuses on new features of Word 2007 as well as older features that were once less accessible than they are now. This book also makes a point to include examples of practical applications for all the new features.
Written by Connie Morrison, a university instructor of Microsoft applications, this book will help you grow into a confident Word 2007 user. (The book assumes familiarity with Word 2003 or earlier versions, so you can work effectively with the material here.) Overall, this book cuts to the chase by skipping over basic or obvious features to get you up and running with Word 2007 in the shortest possible time.