I think this is related: my Evernote icon pins to the taskbar BUT WON'T OPEN FROM THERE. We live in a time when things like this are meant to be taken for granted when you're dealing with services like Evernote. I agree: Nevernote.
Although people have said you can't just upload a Word document to Evernote, I've just done it. From inside the documents library: click on the document right click choose "Send to" then select Evernote. Done.