A word processing computer application. It is used to write letters and reports and other text based documents. Microsoft Word is the most widely used word processor and the ability to use it is the computer skill most requested by employers.
Microsoft Office Word is Microsoft's flagship word processing software. It was first released in 1983 under the name Multi-Tool Word for Xenix systems. Versions were later written for several other platforms including IBM PCs running DOS (1983), the Apple Macintosh (1984), SCO UNIX, OS/2 and Microsoft Windows (1989).