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A word processor serves for drafting and writing documents. It's also easier to correct or to change the contents of a document with a word processor then by using a typewriter or even writing. Besides the text, these documents can also include pictures, charts, tables and many more possibilities. The next pages, will explains how to use these options and several others.
These are some concepts that you should know before using a Word processor.
Word: Word recognizes words by the spaces between them.
Too many people still press the Enter key at the end of every row. It should be reserved for the end of a paragraph. It will be easier when you need to make changes to your text.
This is to warn you that there is a type of virus that is very popular at the moment called "macro-viruses". You will find them in Word documents because these file are often passed from one person to another.
It's possible to have a Word documents with macro-commands. These were created to accelerate the execution of repetitive instructions. Regrettably, " hackers " found a way to turn this productive tool in a very dangerous tool for your documents on a disk or a hard drive. These viruses could potentially erase all the contents of your hard drive or your disks.
The designers of Word recognized this threat and offer you a way to easily protect you against the "macro-viruses". Be very careful if you see this window while opening a document.
If you know that you have macro commands in your document, you can continue by pressing on the " Activate the macro " button. If you have never used a macro command, press the "Do not open " button. Use an antivirus program that's up to date to remove the virus of the document. You will then be able to continue.
Even with this warning, it's necessary to take some precautions. Always verify your documents with an antivirus program that is updated at least every two to three days and to make several copies of the document.