Browse Definitions:
Definition

Adobe Buzzword

Adobe Buzzword is a free, Web-based word processor similar to Google Docs in which document s are created, edited and stored online. Files can be accessed from any computer with an Internet connection and a full-featured Web browser . Buzzword is the creation of Virtual Ubiquity, a company based in Waltham, Massachusetts. Adobe acquired Virtual Ubiquity in October 2007.

Visually, Buzzword resembles Microsoft Word. A streamlined interface allows the user to create, edit, revise and format text, use multiple font s, take advantage of keyboard shortcuts, insert images and export files into Microsoft Word. Text can be composed and moved so it flows around images and tables. One of the most significant features of Buzzword is called WYSIWYP , an acronym for "what you see is what you print," coined after WYSIWYG . The WYSIWYP feature is intended to resolve a problem that has plagued users of word processors ever since computers replaced typewriters: printouts often differ from their on-screen counterparts.

Buzzword's online nature gives it noteworthy advantages and disadvantages. The application can be ideal for collaborative projects in which multiple authors work together from geographically diverse locations. Because documents are stored online and can also be stored on users' computers, there is no risk of total data loss as a result of a localized catastrophe. However, the Internet-based nature of the program has given rise to concerns among some authors that their work may not be private or secure.

This was last updated in November 2007

Continue Reading About Adobe Buzzword

Start the conversation

Send me notifications when other members comment.

By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

Please create a username to comment.

-ADS BY GOOGLE

File Extensions and File Formats

Powered by:

SearchCompliance

SearchSecurity

  • copyright

    Copyright is a legal term describing ownership of control of the rights to the use and distribution of certain works of creative ...

  • keylogger (keystroke logger or system monitor)

    A keylogger, sometimes called a keystroke logger or system monitor, is a type of surveillance technology used to monitor and ...

  • password

    A password is an unspaced sequence of characters used to determine that a computer user requesting access to a computer system is...

SearchHealthIT

SearchDisasterRecovery

  • business continuity plan (BCP)

    A business continuity plan (BCP) is a document that consists of the critical information an organization needs to continue ...

  • call tree

    A call tree -- sometimes referred to as a phone tree -- is a telecommunications chain for notifying specific individuals of an ...

  • mass notification system (MNS)

    A mass notification system is a platform that sends one-way messages to inform employees and the public of an emergency.

SearchStorage

  • RAID (redundant array of independent disks)

    RAID (redundant array of independent disks) is a way of storing the same data in different places on multiple hard disks to ...

  • data migration

    Data migration is the process of transferring data between data storage systems, data formats or computer systems.

  • compact disc (CD)

    A compact disc is a portable storage medium that can be used for recording, storing and playing back audio, video and other data ...

SearchSolidStateStorage

  • NVMe (non-volatile memory express)

    NVMe (non-volatile memory express) is a host controller interface and storage protocol to enable a solid-state drive to use the ...

  • SSD RAID (solid-state drive RAID)

    SSD RAID (solid-state drive RAID) is a methodology commonly used to protect data by distributing redundant data blocks across ...

  • Tier 0

    Tier 0 (tier zero) is a level of data storage that is faster, and perhaps more expensive, than any other level in the storage ...

SearchCloudStorage

  • RESTful API

    A RESTful application program interface breaks down a transaction to create a series of small modules, each of which addresses an...

  • cloud storage infrastructure

    Cloud storage infrastructure is the hardware and software framework that supports the computing requirements of a private or ...

  • Zadara VPSA and ZIOS

    Zadara Storage provides block, file or object storage with varying levels of compute and capacity through its ZIOS and VPSA ...

Close