What is Word?
One of the most powerful programs ever built for creating documents, Microsoft Word is an important reason why Office is the world's most popular office productivity suite. Office XP features such as smart tags and task panes, plus improved technology for formatting, make it easy to create professional-looking documents. Added collaboration functionality streamlines document review and editing. Enhanced reliability ensures that you spend your time working, not re-creating the work you've completed.
Microsoft Word is a powerful tool to create professional looking documents. Microsoft Word is currently one of the most commonly used applications for creating critical documents such as reports, letters, business plans, and more for the World Wide Web and for print. The newest version of Word extends this tradition by giving users the tools they need to streamline the process of creating, sharing, reviewing, and publishing their important documents. Word makes it easier for users to discover and use existing functionality and provides intelligent new ways for users to work with their documents. Word now also makes it easier for users to share and review documents with others without changing the way they currently work.
A key design goal for Microsoft Word was to empower users to discover and use more of the new and existing functionality in the application. When the functionality is easier to discover and use, users can gain the confidence to try new things and ultimately create more effective reports, business plans, and more. This goal is achieved through new tools such as Task Panes and Smart Tags that are shared throughout the Microsoft Office suite, as well as through improved technology for working with formatting, styles, bullets, tables of contents, and more.