Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Happy Birthday, Word!

In 1981, Microsoft hired Charles Simonyi and Richard Brodie, former Xerox programmers, and the primary developers of Bravo, the first GUI word processor, They started work on a word processor called Multi-Tool Word for MS-DOS in 1983. Its name was soon simplified to Microsoft Word. Free demonstration copies of the application were bundled with the November 1983 issue of PC World, making it the first program to be distributed on-disk with a magazine. Unlike most MS-DOS programs at the time, Microsoft Word was designed to be used with a mouse, and it was able to display some formatting, such as bold, italic, and underlined text, although it could not render fonts.
This takes me back to high school when I learned to type on WordPerfect 4.0 for DOS. Can anyone tell me what F7 did? It's been years, but I still remember it is to print. 

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