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Topics: Word processor, WordStar, Desktop publishing Pages: 2 (752 words) Published: October 21, 2014


Title-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------1 Table of Contents----------------------------------------------------------------------------2 Word processor history-------------------------------------------------------------------3 Desktop Publishing-------------------------------------------------------------------------4 Basic Phase in DTP-------------------------------------------------------------------------5 Different features of MS-Word----------------------------------------------------------6

Word Processor History
The term word processing was invented by IBM in the late 1960s. In 1969, two software based text editing products (Astrotype and Astrocomp) were developed and marketed by Information Control Systems (Ann Arbor Michigan). Both products used the Digital Equipment Corporation PDP-8 mini computer, Dec-Tape (6” reel) randomly accessible tape drives, and a modified version of the IBM Selectric typewriter (the IBM 2741 Terminal). These 1969 products preceded CRT display-based word processors. Text editing was done using a line numbering system viewed on a paper copy inserted in the Selectric typewriter. By 1971 word processing was recognized by the New York Times as a "buzz word". A 1974 Times article referred to "the brave new world of Word Processing or W/P. That's International Business Machines talk... I.B.M. introduced W/P about five years ago for its Magnetic Tape Selectric Typewriter and other electronic razzle-dazzle." IBM defined the term in a broad and vague way as "the combination of people, procedures, and equipment which transforms ideas into printed communications," and originally used it to include dictating machines and ordinary, manually operated Selectric typewriters. By the early seventies, however, the term was generally understood to mean semiautomated typewriters affording at least some form of...
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