What Is Word Processing Software?

Word processing software is any interface that allows a user to create a text document. The most basic versions include cut, copy, paste and save options while more advanced versions allow users to tweak documents to include pictures, charts and multiple fonts and character sizes.

Word processing programs are the most common software programs on a computer. The major advantage of a word processor is that the text can be electronically manipulated without having to be printed out. While most of us may not remember having to use a standard typewriter, for those that do the word processor was a miracle.This/tag helps explain it more. No more crumpling up papers and starting over because of a single mistyped word. Now a simple cursor move can fix that and no one will ever know the difference.

Most word processing software is now equipped with WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) interfaces that make it easy to see exactly what a document will look like before it is printed out (this is different than in the old style text editors that had significantly less features). They also include items like spell checkers, thesauruses, macros, merge features, word wrap, multiple windows and header/footer options.
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