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Microsoft Word is a word processor designed by Microsoft. It was first released in 1983 under the name Multi-Tool Word for Xenix systems.

Microsoft Word A popular {word processor}, part of the {Microsoft Office} suite. The original Word (versions 1.0 to 4.?/5.0?) was originally {text-based} (non-{GUI}) and ran under {MS-DOS}. Then Microsoft released {Word for Windows} 1.0 and 2.0. Later they produced new versions for each OS, both numbered 6.0. {Home (http://www.microsoft.com/catalog/products/word/)}. [Features?] (1997-02-11)


WordPerfect is a word processing application owned by Corel, but with a long history on multiple personal computer platforms.

word-perfect adj : correct to the last detail; especially being in or following the exact words; "a letter-perfect rendition of the soliloquy"; "she was word-perfect in her part" [syn: {letter-perfect}]

WordPerfect 1. A {word processor} for a wide range of computers. The first version was sold in 1980 for {Data General} machines, and by the end of 1993 versions were on sale for {MS-DOS}, {Microsoft Windows} and {Macintosh} computers. WordPerfect 6.0 for {Unix} was scheduled for introduction in May 1994. Versions: WordPerfect 6.1 for Windows, WordPerfect 3.1 for Macintosh/Power Macintosh, WordPerfect 6.0 for UNIX, WordPerfect 6.0 for DOS, WordPerfect 7.0 for {Windows 95}. [Distinguishing features?] {Home (http://www.corel.com/products/wordperfect/)}. 2. {WordPerfect Corporation}. (1995-07-05)

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  • microsoft-word: The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (27 SEP 03)
  • wordperfect: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • wordperfect: The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (27 SEP 03)

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