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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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In order for students to complete writing assessments without the assistance of a word processor, students need to have certain assignments that are completed without the use of a word processor.
After reading about Mac OS X unicode word processors, I concluded that neither AppleWorks nor Word would be a good choice for working with foreign text.
Instead, use endnotes and number them using the endnote function of your word processor. All works cited are to be given in the bibliography.
Years back, I worked at an investment banking company as a word processor on the night shift, by myself.
I believe that one of the greatest changes from technology use is replacement of the typewriter with the word processor. When I started teaching on the university level in 1962, there were no word processors in evidence.
After you've deleted your local email, try deleting Word or WordPerfect and using a hosted word processor cribbed together with some JavaScript or ActiveX controls.
Really mature people write by hand or type mechanically rather than use a word processor. They use human tellers at banks and not automated teller machines.
Unlike ordinary copy or cut operations, Kleptomania lets you select text anywhere on the screen, including areas that you cannot highlight with your mouse, such as columns of data from a word processor or error messages from any Windows program.
Star Division's StarOffice suite includes a word processor, a spreadsheet, a database and a presentation f unction and runs on Linux, OS/2, Solaris and Windows.
You'll almost certainly need a word processor for your letters.
In fact, when the high court used the so-called Delwin Vriend decision to compel Alberta to put sexual orientation in the provincial human rights code, I was miles away from the word processor I use to churn out newspaper columns like so much cannon fodder.
Although the editing box does not offer all the options available on a full-blown word processor, it does have the advantage of providing a standard interface to all users who access the site; by pressing the "submit" button, the text will be available to everyone on the WorldWideWeb.