word processor

(redirected from Wordprocessor)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

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.
Farlex Financial Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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.
Collins Dictionary of Business, 3rd ed. © 2002, 2005 C Pass, B Lowes, A Pendleton, L Chadwick, D O’Reilly and M Afferson
References in periodicals archive ?
What is the major feature a wordprocessor must have?
If you have a screen dump program such as Snipper (available as freeware on all BBS systems and local libraries that support free/shareware computer programs), you could save the screen and incorporate it directly into a wordprocessor text file...and unlike graphics files, it takes little memory and prints quickly, but beware: do not print with proportionally-spaced fonts.
If you forget to download the correct fonts, the wordprocessor doesn't know.
If it's part of a bigger document, for consistency just let the DTP or wordprocessor print the page numbers on the Allways page.
In fact, any simple text editing package or wordprocessor that saves ASCII files can produce the text file for PC [T.sub.E.]X.
On standard wordprocessors, triple-spaced separation of syllables with the spacebar seems clearest and most economical in standalone transcriptions.
</applet> </td>&lt;/tr&gt; &lt;tr&gt; <td>&lt;p&gt;&nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;<blockquote> &lt;p&gt;The three points A, B and C define a triangle.&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;The size and shape can be changed by dragging any of the points A, B or C.&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&nbsp;&lt;</p&gt; </blockquote> &lt;/tr&gt; </table> </body> </html> Most modern wordprocessors are unsuitable to use as editors because they attempt to open an html file as a web page instead of code.
First, innovation and improvement do not necessarily require the application of rocket science; time and time again I see the impact of simple methods applied consistently; nor does success depend on endless paperwork churning out of your wordprocessors.
For example, wordprocessors, spreadsheet, graphics, and other software packages are used throughout the organization, but the extent of their use varies depending on job functions.
This impoverishment of the original vocabulary is not justifiable in a serious book by a university press in an age when multilingual wordprocessors and publishing packages are available everywhere.
--Infrastructure facilities such as provision for adequate office space, furniture, typewriters and wordprocessors, communication vehicles, residential accommodation, etc., may be substantially improved.
Thinkers and writers were what he was after, not human wordprocessors.