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Alignment

how the edges of a line, paragraph, object or table are positioned between the margins or on a page

Bullets and numbering

a feature that allows the user to create outlines or itemized lists with either icons or numbers

Clip Art

a feature that includes pre-made illustrations, drawings, pictures and other graphics that can be inserted into a document

Columns

one of two or more vertical sections of printed material on a page; usually separated by margins

Copy and paste

a feature that allows a user to select text or a graphic, duplicate it and place it in another location within a document

Cut and paste

a feature that allows a user to select text or a graphic, remove it from its current location and place it in another location within a document

Desktop publishing

through the use of a personal computer, combining text and graphics to produce high-quality documents, such as newsletters, flyers, brochures, etc.

Drag and drop

a feature that allows a user to select text using a mouse or pointing device, and quickly move (drag) it to a different location

Edit

to make changes by adding, deleting or modifying text, graphics or other items in a document

Find and replace

a feature that scans a document and searches for occurrences of specified text, symbols, or formatting and replaces it with other specified text, symbols, or formatting

Font

the size, style and design of text

Format

in word processing, to utilize features that enhance the appearance and overall layout of text, graphics, tables within a document

Graphics

drawings, pictures or other illustrations inserted in a document to either explain data or enhance the appearance of text on a page

Indent

to move text horizontally away from the left or right margin, setting it apart from surrounding text

Line spacing

The amount of space between lines of text

Margins

The white space surrounding the content of a page at the top, bottom, left and right sides, defining where a line of text begins and ends

Point Size

The measurement of the height of a character. 1/72 of an inch

Sort

arranging a list of words or numbers in ascending (A to Z) or descending (Z to A) order

Table

a set of data arranged in a grid of rows and columns

Template

a feature that includes pre-made documents that allow the user to fill-in-the blanks to create new documents, such as calendars, invoices, reports, resumes, etc.; enhances user's efficiency and creativity

Thesaurus

A feature that allows the user to view synonyms and antonyms, and automatically replace words for enhanced writing

Word processing

the use of software application to create, edit, format, print and save text-based documents, such as letters, reports and memos

Word wrap

a feature that automatically moves text to the next line when the previous line is full; also called a soft return

Word/Text Art

text created as a graphic image

Ascending

sort order arranging text or numbers from A to Z, from smallest to largest or from earliest to latest

Automatic Page Break

a feature that automatically generates a new page, allowing text to flow to the new page when space runs out on the previous one; also known as a Soft Page Break

Borders

lines around the edge(s) of test, a page, a cell or a table

Descending

sort order arranging text or numbers from Z to A, largest to smallest or latest to earliest

Hard Return

a break in a line or a paragraph that is forced by the user when the return key is pressed, creating a new paragraph

Landscape Orientation

a page layout in which documents are printed across the length of a page, making the page wider than it is tall

Manual Page Break

A page break the end user forces into a document, creating a new page at a specific location; also known as a Hard Page Break

Print Preview

A feature that allows the user to view a document onscreen and make necessary formatting changes prior to printing it

Portrait Orientation

A page layout in which documents are printed across the width of a page, making the page taller than it is wide

Shading/Fill

the background color of a cell, table or page

Spell Check

A feature used to automatically locate and correct spelling errors

Tab Stop

a formatting feature that allows the user to control where a line of text will be entered and how the text will be aligned; so that when the tab key is pressed, the insertion point will move to that location

View

a feature that allows the user to view the current page of a document onscreen in a different way. Example: Normal, Page Layout, Web Layout,

Wrap Text

a feature that allows text to be included with pictures, shapes, or tables without covering or hiding under the image, giving the user control over how the text is positioned

Footer

text appearing a the bottom of each page, separate from the main body of text

Header

text appearing at the top of each page separate from the main body of text

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