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Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word

Word is definitely the most popular text editor among the rest. It is available as a discrete product or as a part of the Microsoft Office project. Word contains a multitude of the desktop publishing capabilities.

Primary Microsoft Word features

The latest Microsoft Word versions include in-depth customization of the Ribbon, add a Backstage view for file management, have improved document navigation, allow creation and embedding of screenshots, and integrate with Word Web App.

In addition to all of these features, Microsoft Word includes utilities for editing and manipulating text, a dictionary, a thesaurus and a built-in spell checker. Also a range of later versions of Word include the possibility for users to create their personal formatting templates, permitting them to set a file in which the paragraph, heading, title, and other element designs are located that are unique from the basic Word templates.

Another outstanding text editor function is WordArt. WordArt allows to draw text in a MS Word document such as a watermark, title, or another kind of text with such graphical effects as stretching, rotating, shadowing, skewing in a variety of colors and shapes and even including three-dimensional effects. Users of the word processing editor may apply such formatting effects as reflection, glow, bevel and shadow to their document text as comfortably and plainly as applying italic or bold.

All of the noted functions make Microsoft Word one of the most outstanding office products on the market. If you would like to try using the app for yourself, you may download Microsoft Word on the official site of the project. Microsoft Office supports viewing and editing the files of the following formats: doc, docx, docm, dotx, dotm, dot, rtf, txt, odt.

Free alternatives for Microsoft Word: OpenOffice Writer, LibreOffice Writer, Kingsoft Writer.