is a word processor developed by Microsoft.
It was first released in 1983 under the name Multi-Tool Word for Xenix systems.
Subsequent versions were later written for several other platforms including IBM PCs running DOS (1983), Apple Macintosh running Mac OS (1985), AT&T Unix PC (1985), Atari ST (1988), OS/2 (1989),
Microsoft Windows (1989) and SCO Unix (1994).
Commercial versions of Word are licensed as a standalone product or as a component of Microsoft Office, Windows RT or the discontinued Microsoft Works suite.
Microsoft Word Viewer and Office Online are Freeware editions of Word with limited features.