40 years of Microsoft Word: The evolution of a writing revolution


Microsoft Word, a 40-year-old word-processing tool, revolutionised digital writing. From offices to homes, it reshaped how we write, edit, and format documents, making it an integral part of our digital lives.

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In Short​

  • Microsoft Word celebrates its 40th anniversary.
  • The software was first launched in October 1983 and ran on MS-DOS.
  • As of today, Microsoft Word is part of the 365 subscription, which has close to a billion daily active users.
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