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Microsoft Word is a popular and commonly used word processing program. It is one of the most popular word processing programs, if not the most popular. Microsoft Word is often used in businesses, schools and universities. Below, you can learn more about Microsoft Word, how it can be beneficial to you and how you can obtain your own Microsoft Word software.

Definition of Microsoft Word

• Microsoft Word is a word processing program that allows users to create professional documents such as resumes, letters, fax cover sheets, reports, legal documents, brochures, manuals and more. It is an efficient tool for students, business owners and even working individuals to have on their computers.

Microsoft Word Tools

• Microsoft Word has tools to format fonts, add clipart, add page numbers, and create tables and headers. There is even an "office assistant" cartoon that can sit in the background to guide you through the creation of your document or answer any questions that you might have.

Word

Main article: Microsoft Word
Microsoft Word is a word processor and was previously considered the main program in Office. Its proprietary DOC format is considered a de facto standard, although Word 2007 can also use a new XML-based, Microsoft Office-optimized format called .DOCX, which has been standardized by Ecma International as Office Open XML and its SP2 update supports PDF and a limited ODF.[6] Word is also available in some editions of Microsoft WorksFollowing the precedents of LisaWrite and MacWrite, Word for Macintosh attempted to add closer WYSIWYG features into its package. Word for Mac was released in 1985. Word for Mac was the first graphical version of Microsoft Word. Despite its bugginess, it became one of the most popular Mac applications.

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Main article: Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet program that originally competed with the dominant Lotus 1-2-3, but eventually outsold it. It is available for the...