Word processing applications are for writing thingsfrom short things like memos to long things like books. They don't do the writing for you, or even the typingthey just make it very, very easy to add, move, delete, and change your text and correct mistakes.
Besides improving your writing by making it easy to rewrite, a word processing application can improve the way your writing looks.
Using the formatting features of your word processing application, you can change the width of margins, underline and center headings, put words in bold for special emphasis, and much more.
Not all editing and formatting features are available in every word processing application. Think about what's important to you, and make sure the application you get meets your needs.
Here are some of the things you can do with word processing applications:
Chapter 5: Application Programs