English Typing Test

Wordprocessorsevolveddramaticallyoncetheybecamesoftwareprogramsratherthandedicatedmachines.Theycanusefullybedistinguishedfromtexteditors,thecategoryofsoftwaretheyevolvedfrom.Wordprocessingaddedtothetexteditortheabilitytocontroltypestyleandsize,tomanagelines(wordwrap),toformatdocumentsintopages,andtonumberpages.Functionsnowtakenforgrantedwereaddedincrementally,sometimesbypurchaseofindependentprovidersofadd-onprograms.Spellchecking,grammarcheckingandmailmergeweresomeofthemostpopularadd-onsforearlywordprocessors.Wordprocessorsarealsocapableofhyphenation,andthemanagementandcorrectpositioningoffootnotesandendnotes.Laterdesktoppublishingprogramswerespecificallydesignedwithelaboratepre-formattedlayoutsforpublication,offeringonlylimitedoptionsforchangingthelayout,whileallowinguserstoimporttextthatwaswrittenusingatexteditororwordprocessor,ortypethetextinthemselves.
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