Not a TextEditor
Word processors include text editors, but have a different orientation. A text editor assumes the end product is an electronic file. A word processor assumes the end product is a printed page, and includes not only facilities to create and edit text, but also facilities to control the appearance of the output, including fonts, text attributes, margins, justification, and often colors and embedded images.
There is a WordProcessorFamily on TextEditors. Some of them are:
- AbiWord - Open source word processor for *nix systems
- IBM DisplayWrite - IBM's dedicated word processor system
- FinalWord - A CP/M, MS-DOS, and AtariST word processor from Mark of the Unicorn
- Jarte - Freeware Windows word processor based on the WordPad engine
- MacWrite - the editor bundled with Apple Macintosh systems
- MicrosoftWord - The default standard word processor today, bundled in Microsoft Office
- MultiMate - An MS-DOS word processor, designed to emulate dedicated Wang word processing systems
- Open Office Write - An open source alternative to Microsoft Office, including Open Office Writer
- PCWrite - Jim Button's influential early shareware word processor for MS-DOS
- StarOffice - Sun Microsystems office suite. Open Office is the open source version
- QandAWrite - An MS-DOS word processor from Symantec, no longer available.
- VDE - Eric Meyer's small, fast WordStar clone, for CP/M and MS-DOS
- WordPerfect - Formerly dominant MS-DOS word processor, now owned by Corel
- WordStar - MicroPro International's word processor for CP/M and MS-DOS
- XyWrite - An MS-DOS word processor designed to emulate the Atex typesetting system used by newspapers
Sometimes, it is nice to use a MarkupLanguage instead of a WordProcessor so that the power of the TextEditor as well as the power of a MarkupLanguage can be used to build higher-order constructs.
Some word processors, such as XyWrite, WordPerfect, or IBM DisplayWrite, include a MarkupLanguage that you can optionally show or hide.
On the other hand, some word processors are much more properly termed DesktopPublishers.