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WYSIWYG

WYSIWYG

(What You See Is What You Get) Pronounced "wiz-ee-wig." It refers to displaying text and graphics on screen the same as they print on paper. The term was popular in the days before graphical user interfaces (GUIs) were the norm, and everything on screen was character based. As monitors changed to graphics rather than lines of text, WYSIWYG became the norm. However, there may always be slight discrepancies between screen and printer, because monitors have less resolution. For example, a monitor might display 10,000 dots per square inch (dpi) compared to a typical printer's 360,000 dpi. See live preview and screen capture.


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