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WYSIWYG (pronounced "whizzy-wig") is an acronym for What You See Is What You Get, and is used in computing to refer to the technology that makes sure the image seen on the screen corresponds to what is printed out on paper. Today this is expected for word processors but in other situations, like web (HTML) authoring, this is not always the case.

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1 Meaning
2 Historical Notes
3 Related Acronyms
4 External Links


Most programs, even Microsoft Office, are not WYSIWYG since printing and page formatting are still hidden from view.

Historical Notes

Related Acronyms

In order of increasing obscurity:

External Links

What You See Is What You Get (still usually abbreviated WYSIWYG) is the name of an album by Chumbawamba. See: WYSIWYG (album)