All five of the school systems I have worked with in Maryland and Texas have offered staff training in basic word processing programs
and administrative technology, such as user-friendly Microsoft Word and GradePro.
Given that word processing and creating presentations have a lot in common, just as using a spreadsheet or a database do, it is not surprising that there is a greater degree of integration between the two word processing programs
and between the two data processing programs than there is between word-oriented and data-oriented packages.
Although most word processing programs
include a procedure for conversion to ASCII, at least two of the leading software packages, WordPerfect and Microsoft Word, can leave control codes embedded in the document after ASCII conversion.
With traditional scientific word processing programs
, our senior researcher would have to rekey the information and redraw the structures from the hardcopy of the weekly report into her document on the PC.
Nearly all other commercial word processing programs
meet practically all needs, with some programs uniquely suited for specific needs (such as writing chemical formulas, or editing comments from multiple reviewers).
Some word processing programs
have word prediction and word banks.
However, it is encouraging that the APA has become sensitive to the technological capabilities of the average author, and has, for example, created its guidelines for displaying equations that are consistent with the capabilities of most word processing programs
. The APA is also paying attention to the larger discussion in the field about methodological reporting issues.
Higgins compared the 3-D software to the spell checker commonly available for word processing programs
Word processing programs
normally do not do this.) More sophisticated editors are available as low-cost shareware online.
Revisions - Different word processing programs
have different types of revision tools.
Of course, you could create many of these documents with high-end word processing programs
, such as Microsoft Word o r WordPerfect.