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When most people think of a wizard, they think of some old man with magical powers. This, as with many other computer definitions, has no correlation with the technical definition of the term. In computer terminology, a wizard is a part of a program that guides you through certain steps. For example, a wizard in Microsoft Word would help you create and format a new document to your desired specifications. This is expecially helpful when creating a rΘsumΘ, outline, etc. Some other examples of wizards are the Finale 2000 wizard which helps you create a new music composition with your desired instruments, and the PowerPoint wizard, which helps to set up a presentation with a customized format.

Basically, a wizard acts as a guide for creating a new customized document. Though wizards can be helpful, sometimes they can be more of a hassle than a help for experienced users. Some users would rather just create a new document without using a wizard. This is because wizards typically don't offer as much customization as an experienced user may want. Finally, be sure not to confuse a "wizard" with a "template". A template is a pre-formatted document which you can start from, whereas a wizard is a step-by-step guide that helps you create your own document to start from.

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