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use by using its operation manual.
What it is?
Word-processing is a term that describes the use of hardware and software to
create, edit, view, format, store, retrieve and print documents (written material
such as letters, reports, books, etc.). A word-processing package enables us to do
all these on a computer system.
Commonly Supported Features
Today's word-processing packages normally support the features described below.
A word-processing package allows you to enter text with the computer's keyboard.
The text to be entered is typed on the keyboard. Every character typed gets
immediately displayed on the computer's screen. While entering text, you need not
worry about moving to the next line as your text approaches the end of the current
line. The word wrap feature of word-processing software determines when the
current line is full, and the text that follows is automatically moved to the next line. Since the software recognizes when to begin a new line and automatically
moves words to the next line, the only time you have to press the Enter key is at
the end of a paragraph. The word-wrap feature maintains the format of the lines of
a paragraph continuously and automatically. This feature is very useful for people
with fast typing speeds because they can go on entering text at their speed without
the need to keep track of where to end a line.
This feature allows you to make changes in an already entered document. Changes
that might have required extensive retyping a few years ago with a typewriter can
now be made on the screen with a few keystrokes with a word-processing
While editing, you can use either insert mode or typeover mode. In insert mode,
new characters typed get inserted in the text at the position of the cursor. That is,
characters to the right of the cursor move to the right to make room for the new
characters as they are typed. In typeover mode, the new characters typed replace
(type over) the existing characters at the position of the...
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- Spring '14