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intro to wordprocessing notes

Topic: Word processing
Sub-topic: Introduction to word processing
What is a word processing software?
A word processing software is a software that allows users to create, edit, and
print documents. It enables you to write text, store it electronically, display it on a screen,
modify it by entering commands and characters from the keyboard, and print it.
The History of Word Processing
The earliest word processors were standalone machines similar to electric type writers
that debuted in the 1960s.
The great advantage of these early machines over using a type writer was that you could
make changes
without retyping the entire document.
The purpose of a word processing software
The purpose of word processor is to allow users to create, edit, format and print
documents that contains text and/or images.
Advantages of a word processing software
Can edit and save multiple copies of documents
Change font style, size and colour
Change Layout
Print many copies of your documents
They produce less noise
Add pictures
Make tables
Disadvantages of a word processing software
Equipment cost
Upgrade Software
Train Staff
More Complicated
Vulnerable to viruses
Parts of a word processing software
There are various parts of a word processor. These parts include:
Title Bar – Displays the name of the currently active word document.
Ruler Bar – Allows you to format the vertical and horizontal alignment of text in a document.
Tool Bars – Word has a number of tool bars that helps you perform task faster and with great
ease. For example: Standard tool bar, Formatting toolbar.
Status Bar – Allows scrolling the content or body of a document.
Workspace – Area in the document window where text can be entered.
Menu Bar – Contains menu doing separate task.