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Word Processor

Definition - What does Word Processor mean?

A word processor is a type of software application used for composing, editing, formatting and printing documents. Word processors have a variety of uses and applications within the business environment, at home and in educational contexts.

Techopedia explains Word Processor

Word processors are used to create, edit and print documents, and well as save them electronically.

Word processors have the following main functionalities:

  • Insert
  • Copy
  • Cut and paste
  • Delete
  • Find and replace
  • Print
  • Word wrap

Advanced word processors, referred to as full-featured word processors, support additional features such as:

  • File management
  • Graphics
  • Font specification
  • Footnotes
  • Cross reference
  • Headers and footers
  • Macros
  • Layout
  • Spell check
  • Thesaurus
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