All You Should Know About Word Processors

A word processor is a computer or electronic device software application that carries out the task of composing, formatting, editing, and printing of documents. In the 1960s, the word processor was a stand-alone machine. It combined the keyboard text-entry and printing tasks of a typewriter with a simple dedicated computer processor for text editing. Although designs and features varied among models and manufacturers, and some features were added later, word processor featured monochrome display. Later models introduced spell-checking programs and enhanced formatting options.
As the more multi-purpose combination of printers and personal computers increased, and computer software apps for word processing became popular, nearly all businesses stopped making dedicated word processor machines. There were only two companies in the U.S that were still manufacturing them as of 2009. For the last seven year, Sentinel has been selling a machine known as a “word processor”. However, that machine is a highly specialised microcomputer used for publishing and accounting.
In office productivity, word processing was among the earliest apps for the personal computer. It was also the most widely used on personal computers until mid-1990s when the World Wide Web rose to prominence.
Today, most modern word processor uses a graphical user interface, providing some form of “WYSIWYG” (what-you-see-is-what-you-get) editing. Almost all of them are powerful systems that consist of one or more programs that produce a combination of text, graphics, and images. Basic features of modern word processors include spell checking, built-in thesaurus, grammar checking, automatic text correction, a built-in thesaurus, Web integration, pre-formatted publication projects HTML conversion, and much more.
References
http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/W/word_processing.html
https://www.britannica.com/technology/word-processor
https://www.computerhope.com/jargon/w/wordssor.htm

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