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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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Marked work can be returned to the student in two different ways--as a Word-Processor File: the program allows you to export marked text to a file in Rich Text or Plain Text format.
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