A very useful action in Microsoft Word is that of text sorting. You select some rows of text and then use the icon “AZ” on the “Home" tab of Word’s ribbon UI. At the dialog that appears you usually would want to “Sort by: Paragraphs”, select “Type: Text” and choose whether you want to sort “Ascending” or “Descending”.
Note that this action can also sort tabular data (see “Sort by: Field” and the option on whether the list has a header row [column captions] or not).
The “Change Case” action (portrayed by an “Aa” icon) is a useful one that is usually not noticed by Microsoft Word 2010 users (although often sought for and not spotted by many – probably because somebody misnamed the respective ribbon tab as “Home” instead of “Edit”).
It provides several options, the most useful being “UPPERCASE” and “Sentence case.”. The options are formatted as the resulting text will be converted which is I’d say a bit older practice (font selection dropdowns used to be like that in various software), since in other places like HTML styles Word 2010 shows live how the selected text (or the whole text if there’s no selection) will be converted as you move the mouse over different styles.