Most such programs now have helpful instruments (tools) to make good texts. Important instruments incude spelling & grammar checker, word count (this also counts letters and lines). Moreover, with such programs one can make attractive documents, add pictures into documents, make web pages, graphs etc. Also, they show synonyms (similar words) of words and some can read out the text. Many word processors, similar to many new programs, have configurable printing facilities. Some of the more versatile ones are called Desktop publishing programs.
- Microsoft Word, one of the few commonly sold in shops
- OpenOffice.org Writer, usually downloaded with OpenOffice.org
- KWord for KDE
WordPad is computer software that deals with text based information.