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Word Processing
Toshiba JW-10 stand-alone word processor, released 1978
WordStar, released 1978
WordPerfect, first released for minicomputers in 1979 and later ported to microcomputers

A word processor is a computer program or device that provides for input, editing, formatting and output of text, often plus other features.

Early word processors were stand-alone devices dedicated to the function, but current word processors are word processor programs running on general purpose computers.

The functions of a word processor program fall somewhere between those of a simple text editor and a fully functioned desktop publishing program. However the distinctions between these three have changed over time, and are somewhat unclear.[1][2]


The first word processing device was patented by Henry Mill for a machine that was capable of "writing so clearly and accurately you could not distinguish it from a printing press".[3]

See also


  1. ^ https://www.brighthub.com/multimedia/publishing/articles/62697.aspx retrieved 3 May 2018
  2. ^ https://www.pcworld.com/article/256204/how_to_use_microsoft_word_as_a_desktop_publishing_tool.html
  3. ^ Hinojosa, Santiago. "The History of Word Processors". The Tech Ninja's Dojo. The Tech Ninja. Retrieved 2018.

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