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Word Processing

The use of a computer program to write, edit and format content. One writes the content and may either print it or save it in an electronic format. Word processing developed in the 1960s and was popularized in the 1970s and 1980s. Word processing was one of the first business uses for the personal computer.
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One word-processing program that I like is StarOffice from Sun Microsystems.
XMLMaker Suite uses automated and intuitive XML-conversion features that enable the adoption of XML publishing without requiring companies to discard popular word-processing tools.
The company said it plans to sell the word-processing program for 12,800 yen.
When Jim and his co-workers reviewed Jim's workload, they discovered that almost all requests for word-processing assistance came early in the day - at exactly the same time that most members and visitors arrive.
(Spreadsheets, such as Lotus 1-2-3 [c], and word processing, such as WordPerfect [c], are examples of the former, while Lotus Symphony [c] is an example of the latter.) It seems that the best functional ideas across a broad spectrum of tasks cannot be brought to the end-user marketplace by a small group; i.e., the brightest spreadsheet mind may not be the brightest word-processing mind (or vice versa).
Starting with a suitable word-processing program and a blank screen, a writer can sketch a story's outline, prepare a rough draft, then fill in, revise and correct details.
Daiute (1986), in a study of nonhandicapped junior high students with extensive word-processing experience, found that the final drafts of word-processed compositions were somewhat longer than handwritten compositions and contained fewer mechanical errors but were not significantly different in overall quality.
Best of all, there's a CD containing an electronic version of the entire guide, including all the tools and sample documents in word-processing and spreadsheet formats, making customization a snap.
It manages documents in existing word-processing programs, letting users create documents or update several at once.
"People are very impressed with our ability to place things in the media," says President Cathy Nedd, 38, who owned a word-processing company and handled public relations for the successful campaign of Mayor Dennis Archer of Detroit before starting Nedd/Detroit.