“After Web browsers Word is the most-used app on the planet; it’s still the platinum standard in word processing. Nothing else even comes close” (PCMag, March 2013).
Microsoft Word is a word processing program developed by Microsoft.” It’s been in existence since 1983, and since that time has undergone 14 revisions, the most recent being Word 2013. It is the most widely used word processing program, with Word files being used as the “go-to” format for sharing documents (e.g. by email) because almost every computer user can access a Word document by using MS Word, a viewer or word processor that imports the Word format.
Its basic features include utilities for manipulating and editing text, as well as a spell checker, thesaurus, and dictionary. It appears as a deceptively simple program, but it has a high degree of functionality.