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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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Tagging XyWrite copy for XPress, TransTags was developed {continued on page 73} {continued from page 72} by Dave Luther.
Compared to products like Word or Ami Pro, XyWrite is not a pretty face.
Once a writer had the reviewer's final sign-off for a chapter, the XyWrite files were passed to the BestInfo group, where a composition specialist would lay out the pages.
Like XyWrite, BestInfo stores its files as ASCII text, but because its codes are more complicated, the conversion from XyWrite to BestInfo cannot be automated fully, so laying out the pages in BestInfo is a manual task.
Instead, they saw simple printouts from the XyWrite files.
* Writers made the changes to the XyWrite files and put them through BestInfo all over again, or
* Composition specialists made the changes to the BestInfo files, with the writers maybe remembering to add them to the XyWrite files later.
By the end of most projects, the text in the XyWrite files and the text in the BestInfo files didn't match.
XyWrite and Nota Bene, for example, display a "delta" so that authors can locate and edit markup.
A word-processing program, such as XyWrite or Wordperfect, works with text; a spreadsheet, such as Excel or Lotus 1-2-3 takes care of the numbers and complex calculations, and a database program, such as dBase or Paradox, will sort, index and analyze records.
The system does not take a display ad, but Golland says that its XyWrite word processor is expected to be updated this summer to permit storing of simple display images.
Print journalism students compose on AST personal computers running Xywrite word processing software.