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What is Microsoft Word?

Microsoft Word is, without a doubt, the most widely used word processor in the world. Because it’s part of Microsoft’s Office Suite, it is installed on over a billion devices worldwide. Microsoft Word is included in the Microsoft Office productivity package, although it is also available as a standalone application. Today, it is the go-to word processor in both households and offices because it combines ease of use and sophisticated functionality. It’s now also accessible for Mac OS X and a web-based version with an Office 365 subscription. Microsoft hired Charles Simonyi to create a word-processing program in 1981. In 1983, the first version was released. MS Word was initially unpopular due to its significantly different appearance from WordPerfect, the dominant word processor at the time. However, Microsoft continued to enhance Word over time, introducing a Mac-compatible version in 1985. Word’s second major release, in 1987, provided a major feature improvement as well as additional functionality such as support for rich text format (RTF). With the debut of Windows 95 and Office 95, which included a bundled suite of office productivity software, Microsoft increased its market share in the word processor business in 1995. A WYSIWYG (what-you-see-is-what-you-get) display is one of the elements that has made MS Word worthwhile: this design assures that everything presented on the screen appears the same way when printed or moved to another format or software.

One of the reasons MS Word has been so popular in the last two decades is the ability of users to copy and paste material from one platform to another without major formatting loss.  Misspelled words are highlighted with a red squiggly underlining in MS Word’s built-in dictionary for spell checking. Text-level features like bold, underline, italic, and strike-through, as well as page-level features like indentation, paragraphing, and justification, are available in MS Word. Word is compatible with various programs, the most common of which is the other components of the Office suite. In 2007, the.docx extension replaced the “.doc” extension as the default file format.  Microsoft operating systems evolved in tandem with Microsoft Word. A word from Microsoft Office is a fantastic tool for writing business documents.

Of course, you might start from scratch when creating business and school documents. You might also use a professionally prepared template to get a head start. Because the Microsoft Office suite is inextricably linked to the Microsoft operating system, it was a source of consumer dissatisfaction throughout the end-of-life for Microsoft XP and subsequent Vista, Windows 7, 8, and 10 updates. Simultaneously, Microsoft jumped on the cloud bandwagon. Microsoft Office 365, the company’s latest offering, replaces out-of-the-box or single-machine license with a cloud-delivered collection of software applications that customers can access from anywhere. Many users are now using Office 365 to access Microsoft Word and Office suites rather than purchasing them as downloads with license keys because of the monthly pricing. Although some customers have reported difficulty getting new devices authorized, the cloud-delivered method theoretically provides for more adaptable use on various devices. Another advantage of cloud-based software is that it does not require installation on the local hard drive, leaving the end device free of drivers and other software infrastructure.

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