Word processor and its features

Word processor

word processor, or word processing program, does exactly what the name implies. It processes words. It also processes paragraphs, pages, and entire papers. Some examples of word processing programs include Microsoft Word, WordPerfect (Windows only), AppleWorks (Mac only), and OpenOffice.org

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Advantages of Word Processor

  • You can make changes without retyping the entire document.
  • You can easily correct typing mistakes.
  • You can easily delete text from document.
  • It is easy to insert a word, sentence, or paragraph in the middle (or any location) of a document.
  • You can send the document to a printer to get a hard copy. Many hard copies of the document can be created.


Thesaurus feature in MS-Word

The Microsoft Word thesaurus provides a list of synonyms for chosen words in your document. In Microsoft Word 2003, when you highlight a word, right-click and hover over the synonyms arrow, a list of alternate words is offered. If you click below the list where it says thesaurus, a broader tool becomes available.

Word wrap in MS-Word

Word wrap is a word processing feature that forces all text to be confined within defined margins. When a line of text is filled, the word processor automatically moves the text to the next line, so the user doesn’t have to press the return key after every line. Word wrap also occurs if the document’s margins are changed.

 Indenting a paragraph in MS-Word

Indenting a paragraph means shifting the body of text within the normal page margin. When u indent a paragraph, you temporarily change the position of text relative to the left and right margins. You can indent a paragraph on the left side only, on the right side only or on the both sides. Indentation is determined by the tab setting on the Ruler if you use increase indent or decrease indent. Each time you indent a paragraph, the text moves to the next tab stop.

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