For years Word used what they call a MDI interface. At some point Microsoft flipped to SDI (single document interface) which worked for your wants. People used to MDI were up in arms.
Given no name or version of your word processor I can't offer if it offers a MDI to SDI option.
I'm a fairly recent PC to Mac switcher and there's something I can't figure out that's driving me crazy. I know that if I want to tab between several programs while I'm working I can do apple tab and it will let me switch rapidly between, say, word, firefox, and excel.
But what if I have TWO word docs (or excel workbooks, etc) open and I want to be able to go back and forth between, say the internet and both word docs? Is the only option to arrange the word docs on my desktop so that I can click on them individually? I'm finding that to be a little bit of a pain and wondering if there's a better way. (On a PC everything is on the bottom tab of the desktop so you can just click quickly on the "button" for that document).
Thanks in advance.