How to Find Out What Word Processing Program Is on My Laptop Computer?

By Michael Butler

Word processing programs come in many varieties, from very simple text editors to robust programs you can use to create professional newsletters and brochures. Laptop usually come pre-installed with word processing programs, so if you are thinking about buying or downloading new word processing software, first check to see what programs are already on your computer, as you might already have the program you want.

Step 1

Right-click on any text file icon on your computer.

Step 2

Click "Open With."

Step 3

Click "Choose Default Program..." A list comes up of every program on your computer capable of working with text documents. Some may not be word processors, but all word processing software is included in this list.