A word processor is a computer program or device that provides for input, editing, formatting and output of text, often plus other features.
The functions of a word processor program fall somewhere between those of a simple text editor and a fully functioned desktop publishing program. However the distinctions between these three have changed over time, and are somewhat unclear.
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The first word processing device was patented by Henry Mill for a machine that was capable of "writing so clearly and accurately you could not distinguish it from a printing press".
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