Word processor

Sometimes abbreviated as WP, a word processor is a software program capable of creating, storing, and printing documents. Users using word processors have the ability to create a document and make any changes anywhere in the document. This document can then be saved for modification at a later time or be opened on any other computer using the same word processor. Today, the word processor is one of the most frequently used software programs on a computer, with Microsoft Word being one of the most popular of these types of programs.

Tip: A word processor should not be confused with a text editor, such as 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