1) After I change biblio and citations to static text – it still offers me the small tab above the bibliography with the option to update bibliography
and citations. (but it doesn't do anything) . minor irritation
Seems strange. If the options are still available, that would imply they aren't converted to static text for some reason. Are you sure they are converted?
2) I got unneeded page breaks into an empty page after the bibliography . I was able to get rid of it only by shortening the bibliography (I didn’t see anything when displaying all paragraph marks and spaces).
When I first insert a bibliography into a file it often inserts the word “BIBLIOGRAPHY” – but not always. Is there a rule behind this?
I'm guessing those two are related and have to do with the way a bibliography is inserted. When you click the "Bibliography" button, the first two items on the menu are predefined building blocks. Those
blocks display "Bibliography" or "References" above the actual bibliography. They can also introduce extra breaks at the end.
If you take the option under it, "Insert Bibliography", only a bibliography field is entered without any leading text. That's the best option to use.
Note that BibWord does not add any page breaks (it outputs HTML, so it doesn't even know the concept of a page break).