In 1981, Microsoft assassin Charles Simonyi, the aboriginal GUI chat processor, Microsoft appears Multi-Tool Chat for Xenix and MS-DOS in 1983. Its name was anon simplified to Microsoft Word. Charge less affirmation copies of the appliance were arranged with the November 1983 affair of PC World, authoritative it the aboriginal affairs to be broadcast on-disk with a magazine. Its user interface was altered from the arch chat processor at the time, WordStar. However, Microsoft steadily bigger the product, absolution versions 2.0 through 5.0 over the abutting six years. In 1985, Microsoft ported Chat to the Macintosh. Afterward the precedents of Lisa Write and MacWrite, Chat for Mac added accurate WYSIWYG features. its release, Chat for Mac's sales were college than its MS-DOS analogue for at atomic four years.
The additional absolution of Chat for Macintosh, alien in 1987, was called Chat 3.0 to accord its adaptation cardinal with Chat for DOS; this was Microsoft's aboriginal attack to accord adaptation numbers beyond platforms. Within a few months Chat 3.0 was abolished by an added abiding Chat 3.01, which was mailed charge less , 3.0. Afterwards MacWrite, Chat for Mac never had any austere rivals on the Mac. Chat 5.1 for the Macintosh, appear in 1992, was an actual accepted chat processor attributable to its elegance, about affluence of use and affection set. Abounding users say its the best adaptation of Chat for Mac anytime created. In 1986, an acceding amid Atari and Microsoft brought Chat to the Atari ST beneath the name Microsoft Write. The Atari ST adaptation was an anchorage of Chat 1.05, the aboriginal adaptation of Chat for Windows was appearing in 1989. Back Microsoft became acquainted; it fabricated Microsoft Chat 5.5 for DOS accessible for download free. In 1991, Microsoft boarded on an activity code-named Pyramid to thoroughly revise Microsoft Chat from the arena up. Windows would alpha from the aforementioned cipher base. Instead, the abutting versions of Chat, dubbed adaptation 6.0, the cipher abject of Chat for Windows 2.0.
It alien AutoCorrect, which automatically anchored assertive accounting errors, and AutoFormat, which could reformat abounding genitalia of a certificate at once. While the Windows adaptation accustomed favorable reviews the Macintosh adaptation was broadly derided. Abounding accused it of actuality slow, clumsy and anamnesis intensive, decidedly from Chat 5.1. In acknowledgment to user requests, Microsoft was affected to action Chat 5 again, afterwards it had been discontinued. Subsequent versions of Chat for Macintosh are no best ported versions of Chat for Windows.