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Word Processor

A computer program allowing one to write, edit and format content. One writes the content and may either print it or save it in an electronic format. Word processors developed in the 1960s and were popularized in the 1970s and 1980s. Word processing was one of the first business uses for the personal computer.

word processor

a COMPUTER software program package designed for the manipulation of text. Word processors have dramatically improved the speed with which business documents can be produced by making the correction of errors or rearrangement of blocks of text easier.
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A second characteristic of word processors, less noted but perhaps equally important in instructional settings, is that the upright monitor and clear print make a student's writing accessible to peers and teacher and can promote social interaction around writing tasks.
Initially, I was asked to design a General Motors standard document file architecture that all word processors would be required to communicate with,' he recalled.
The listing is saved by the word processor as a standard Apple ASCII text file.
The award for Toshiba's development of the Japanese-language word processor is the eighth Japanese milestone.
Toshiba developed its "Rupo" word processors in 1978 and launched sales in 1985.
To create a management or client report, you probably are better off creating the document in your word processor and then bringing in the spreadsheet data with data import or data linking.
The lack of tedious and error-prone mapping of many word processor format combinations leaves organizations free to focus on using their new database content rather than manually structuring it and then worrying about its accuracy.
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Creating an outline on a PIM is easier and quicker than on a word processor because an outliner stores data in a hierarchical structure and manipulates headings and subtext as a unit.
amp; PHILADELPHIA -- 73% of finance and billing personnel surveyed reported generating business documents with popular word processors, 82% say customers prefer receiving bills via postal mail