Word processor

Sometimes abbreviated as WP, a word processor is a software program capable of creating, storing, and printing documents. Unlike the standard typewriter, users using word processors have the ability of creating a document and making any changes anywhere in the document. This document can also be saved for modification at a later time or to be opened on any other computer using the same word processor. Today, the word processor is one of the most frequently used programs or online services used on a computer today.

Tip: A word processor should not be confused with a text editor such as Microsoft Notepad that only allows editing and creating plaintext documents.

Examples of commercial word processors

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Also see: Doc, Software terms, Word, Word processing, WordStar