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What was the first word processing program used in 1979?

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The first word processing program used in 1979 was WordStar. The software was published by MicroPro International and became the most successful word processor throughout the 1980s.

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WordStar was not the first word processor ever used, but the first one to become suitable for commercial use. In 1979, Apple released Apple Writer 1.0, a word processor that only displayed text in uppercase. In 1982, WordStar was released for DOS and became the standard word processor for companies. A WordStar version for Windows 3.0 was developed in 1991, but by then Microsoft Word was already established as the new corporate standard.

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