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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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Arabic typewriters and many word processing systems require the user to type numbers right to left in ascending significance, which is the reverse of how they are normally written.
With a price tag of a quarter of a million dollars or mort, for word processing systems, such purchases were not made lightly and access to the costly tools was often restricted (McCafferty 1983).
145 gives Odom the authority to examine government telecommunications, data banks and word processing systems.
For example, many word processing systems automatically indicate all misspelled words, relieving the operator of the responsibility of typing accurately.
About four out of 10 possess word processing systems.
GE Capital Solutions, Commercial Distribution Finance (CDF), recently approved a multi-million dollar credit line for Computer Word Processing Systems, Inc (CWPS).
6) Although the bulletin does not require agencies to convert to electronic recordkeeping, the effort involved in undertaking review and appraisal of thousands of existing records schedules will undoubtedly result in increased governmentwide focus and attention on what constitutes proper management and disposition of electronic versions of records created on e-mail and word processing systems.
These products include several models of personal and professional computers and word processing systems, a wide range of laser printers, artificial intelligent scanning systems.
Cavuoto compares the coming revolution in micro publishing technology to the advent of personal computer-based word processing systems a decade ago.
In addition to co-developing VisiCalc, Bricklin helped develop one of the first word processing systems in the mid 1970s; programmed the most popular prototyping tool of the MSDOS world; and helped introduce the capabilities of electronic ink on pen computers.
After that, Quan wants to interconnect the word processing systems on campus.
Sapphire/Webs open architecture works with any HTML Editor (such as HoTMetaL, SGI WebMagic Author, as well as HTML created with text editors, or translated from word processing systems like Frame, MS Word, Interleaf and WordPerfect), any HTML Browser, and any Web Server.