I am fortunate at my school and have access to a class set of laptop computers. We publish many of our writing assignments using Microsoft Word. If your students are like mine, the part of the assignment that takes the longest is formatting the document! Students love to mess with the fonts and often have funky spacing and line breaks.
I created these "cheat sheet" MS Word Formatting Tips for Students with screen shots for students to use while typing in Word. They contain directions for the most common formatting problems I experience with my students.
I also have helpful tips for building graphic organizers in Word HERE.