Software for writing, organizing and storing text, including mathematical and scientific notation, e.g. desktop publishing software, word processing software made for alternative control or accessories for word processors; Included are, e.g., software for using Braille.
A word processor is an electronic device or computer software application that, as directed by the user, performs word processing: the composition, editing, formatting and sometimes printing of any sort of written material. Word processing can also refer to advanced shorthand techniques, sometimes used in specialized contexts with a specially modified typewriter. The term was coined at IBM's Böblingen, West Germany Laboratory in the 1960s. Typical features of a word processor include font application, spell checking, grammar checking, a built-in thesaurus, automatic text correction, Web integration and HTML exporting, among others.In its simplest form, a word processor is little more than a large expensive typewriter that makes correcting mistakes easy.