Full featured Word Processors - Features of Full featured Word Processors

Most Word processors support additional advanced features in addition to the basic features provided by the text editors. They enable you for creating and editing high quality documents. These advanced Word processors are sometimes called Full-Featured Word Processors. Microsoft Word is one of the most popular Full-Featured Word Processor.

Features of Full Featured Word Processors

1- File Management
    Many Word processors contain file management capabilities that allow the user to create, delete, move, and search files.

2- Font Specifications
    This feature allows you to change fonts within a document. For example, a user can specify bold, italics, and underlining. Most Word processors also allow the user to change the font size and the typeface.

3- Footnotes & Cross-References
    This feature allows the user to add footnotes in a document. A footnotes is added at bottom of the page. The Word processor also enables you to easily cross-reference other sections of the document.

4- Graphics
    This feature allows the user to insert pictures and graphs into a document. Some Word processors also provide facility to create and edit the pictures and graphics within the document. However, some Word processors provide facility to insert pictures created in different graphics programs.

5- Headers & Footers
  • This feature allows the user to specify information for header and footers.
  • Header is the information that is printed in the top of each page of the document.
  • Footer is the information that is printed in the bottom of each page of the document.
 6- Page Numbering
    The Word processor automatically keeps track of page numbers so that the correct number appears on each page.

7- Layout
    This feature allows the user to specify page sizes, margins, indents, line spacing within a document.

8- Macros
    You can create macros in full-features word processor. A macro is a small code. It represents a series of keystrokes or commands. Usually, a single key is assigned to a macro. All commands in a macro are executed when a key assigned to a macro is pressed.

9- Mail Merge
    The most important feature of Word processor is the mail-merge, in which the records of a database can be merged into the document. It is a very shortcut method used to create form letters, mailing labels, envelopes etc. For example to send result cards to all the students of a college, the mail-merge method is used.

10- Spell Checker
    This feature allows the user to check incorrect spelling of words in the document and correct these incorrect words. It highlights the misspelled word. It is noted that most of the word processors have built-in-dictionary.

11- Thesaurus
    Thesaurus means vocabulary. Microsoft Word has a complete dictionary. The user can select a simple word for a difficult word from a list of altemate words.

12- Tables Contents and Indexes
    This feature allows the user to automatically create a table of contents and index based on special codes that you insert in the document.

13- Document Windows
    This feature allows the user to edit two or more documents at the same time. Each document appears in a separate windows. This is particularly valuable where working on a large project that consists of several different document files.

    WYSIWYG stands for What You See Is What You Get. It means that printout of document will be similar as appears on the display screen.

1 Responses to “Full featured Word Processors - Features of Full featured Word Processors”

Avni Shyam said...
9 July 2016 at 10:22

thank u. was very useful for my notes

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