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What are the defferences between text editor and wysiwyg editor?

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August 15, 2011 6:33AM

All wysiwig editors are text editors, but not all text editors are wysiwig. The acronym "wysiwyg" stands for "what you see is what you get." All text editors let you compose on the computer, and most provide some tools for managing the process of inputting and outputting. However, not all are wysiwyg. For example, the screen font may not be the same as the printed font. With wysiwig, the text will print just as you see it on the screen. That is to say, the formatting that you see on the screen will be what you see on the printed page, in terms of (for example) font, margins, and pagination.