display of a document during editing in a form closely corresponding to its appearance when printed or displayed as a finished product

WYSIWYG (pronounced /ˈwɪziwɪg/[1] or /ˈwɪzɪwɪg/[2]), is an acronym for What You See Is What You Get, used in computing to describe a system where things you edit on the on-screen editor appear almost the same to the final output,[3] which might be a printed document, a web page, a PowerPoint presentation or even the lighting for a concert. Web designers often use this word to talk about their work.

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  1. Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1). Retrieved November 09, 2007, from Dictionary.com website: WYSIWUG
  2. OED
  3. "Compact Oxford English Dictionary: WYSIWYG". Oxford University Press. Archived from the original on 2008-10-18. Retrieved 2008-08-22.

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