The two tips I think would be good in creating an academic paper would be the document protector and the thesaurus. The document protector is great I use it very often especially if I save something since my kids use the computer I don’t want them to do anything to my work. The document protector will protect your document so nothing can be changed on the work you did. The thesaurus is a great tool. Sometimes when you are writing something and the word you want to use just does not sound write this is where the thesaurus come in place. In the thesaurus it will help you find another words with similar meanings it also helps you to get a definition of a word so you know if you are using the word right. The guidelines I find that are most important in formatting a paper are to make sure all of you spelling, grammar, and punctuation are correct. The easiest tool to use for this would be the spelling and grammar check. All you do is click on it and it will tell you if you have miss spelled words or incorrect sentences. You can also use the Center for Writing Excellence. In my opinion spacing between paragraphs, and margins are not important in a business document but is important in academic writing. The reason I feel this way is because in a business document you are either writing to a committee or your boss and he is just trying to find out what the reason is behind the document. They really aren’t concerned about all of it as long as it is presentable with correct sentences, punctuation, and spelling. In an academic paper you are graded on all of this and some instructors want spaces between paragraphs and some just are not concerned with it. On academic papers you are graded so you need to make sure you know how the instructor wants you to present your paper.