Microsoft Word was developed by Charles Simonyi and Richard Brodie, former Xerox programmers hired by Bill Gates and Paul Allen in 1981. Microsoft word was released in 1983 as Multi-Tool . The first Word version, Word 1.0, was released in October 1983.MS-DOS, and was renamed Microsoft Word . The product was in direct competition with WordPerfect and WordStar, both of which were introduced for PCs in 1982.
The next four editions -- Word 1.1 for DOS in 1984 through Word 4.0 for DOS in 1987 -- each included minor improvements but nothing revolutionary.
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