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Microsoft Word is a commercial word processor designed by Microsoft.

Microsoft Word is a commercial document editing program. It features numerous text-editing tools for creating richly formatted documents.

It was first released in 1983 under the name Multi-Tool Word for Xenix systems. Subsequent versions were later written for several other platforms including IBM PCs running DOS (1983), the Apple Macintosh (1984), the AT&T Unix PC (1985), Atari ST (1986), SCO UNIX, OS/2, and Microsoft Windows (1989).

While it is a component of the Microsoft Office system, is also sold as a standalone product.. The current versions are Microsoft Word 2013 for Windows and 2011 for Mac.

This is a generic tag for the Word family of products, and it is expected that questions using this tag relate to Word programming.