About Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word is one of the most used word processor in the world, and for good reason. The word processing software is an application in the Microsoft Office productivity suite, and can be used for a wide variety of tasks from viewing word documents to creating and editing one. First released in 1983 as "Multi-Tool Word" for Xenix and MS-DOS, the program was a basic word processing program and didn't look anything like the current version of Microsoft Word. Soon after its creation, Microsoft changed its name to Microsoft Word and distributed free demo copies of it together with the November 1983 issue of PC World. The earliest version of Microsoft Word was meant to be used with a mouse, something other word software lacked. However, it was still a very basic application. Microsoft continued to improve the software and in 1985, Word was introduced for the Macintosh. Microsoft Word 3.0 came out in 1987 but had numerous bugs, which were resolved by future updates. The first version of Word for Windows was only released in 1989. Over time, Microsoft Word introduced numerous new features to help users as they work including AutoCorrect and AutoFormat. Now, not only can you write and edit documents in Microsoft Word, but also insert charts, Internet links, images and more. With Microsoft Word 2013, you can more easily save your documents directly to Microsoft's cloud based storage system, SkyDrive. Word has become such an important application to students, teachers, and working professionals that almost everyone can operate the software. Word also has a short learning curve for documents including text, charts, and images. The software also has a "help" function to help you perform any task on it.