Quiz: Microsoft Word's early years

Everybody knows Microsoft Word now, but what do you know about where it came from?
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On Oct. 25, 1983 Microsoft released the first version of what was to become one of its staple programs, Word. Built on technology developed at Xerox under the direction of Charles Simonyi, who was hired away from Xerox to perform the task, Word became an anchor of the Microsoft Office suite and the word processing platform that just about everybody knows. But it wasn’t always that way. Here are a few questions about the early days of Word to test your knowledge. Keep track of your score and check at the end to see how well you did.

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