Terminology Vocabulary related to basic computer technology and software applications.
Document Currently Being Created Or Edited.
Computer software that allows user to create documents and process data into usable information.
Way text is placed in a document -- left, right, center, or justifiy
Used To Move The Insertion Point On The Screen.
Automatic Correction Features - Corrects Spelling, Completes Spelling, Replaces Abbreviations, Etc. With Correctly Spelled Word(s).
Automatic Save At A Set Interval In The Event Of A System Failure So That Files Are Not Lost.
Smallest unit of data that can be used by a computer.
Dot Or Symbol Marking A Line Of Information.
Professional Documents used to communicate information within or between companies.
Amount of computer memory required to store a single character. It is comprised of eight bits.
The use of upper- or lowercase letters or combination.
Material Aligned At The Center.
Central Processing Unit (CPU)
Basic computer unit; interprets and executes program instructions and all application software.
A Letter, Space, Number Or Punctuation Mark, Symbol.
Holding Place For Cut Or Copied Material.
To attach together in a 1, 2, 3 order
The Input Of A Computer Operator Telling The Computer To Take Action.
The Ability To Work With Another Program Or Hardware Device.
Electronic device used to process data.
A program that allows you to see what files and folders are located on your computer. Located behind Start Button
To cut or trim portions of an object
To Duplicate A Selected Item In A Document.
Document Currently Loaded Onto Computer Screen.
To Eliminate A Selected Item From A Document.
Useful and meaningful information - raw acts, numbers, letters, symbols.
Automatic Command Settings (Set By The User to User's Preference).
To click outside a selected item, such as an icon, so that it is no longer selected.
Computer Information on the monitor
Computer/Program's Way Of Communicating With Computer User.
Dialog Box Launcher
Arrow at the corner of a menu group that opens a dialog box for further instructions from the user.
Material In Clipboard From Copying Or Cutting.
Material Cut From Document; Placed On Clipboard.
The Preparation Of A Document.
Drag And Drop
A Technique To Select Material, Move (Drag) And Place (Drop) It Into Another Location.
E- Mail Program
Method Of Sending Information From One Computer To Another Across The Internet Or Intranet.
Icons, Button, And Other Items That Are Part Of An On-Screen Interface.
Ellipses . . .
Three periods together; will open a dialog box when clicked.
The Working Relationship/ Capability Of People And Their Tools (Ie; People And Computers).
Dot Followed By Three/Four Characters At The End Of A File Name To Indicate The File Type.
Displays menu of commands for managing documents and files (open, save, save as, recent, etc.).
Format In Which A File Is Stores; The Program Used To Create The File (i.e. Microsoft Word, Power Point, Excel).
Portable device for storing and/or transferring documents and media
Floating Tool Bar
AKA - Mini Tool Bar -- A Toolbar That Displays In The Document Area When You Select Text, Provides Quick Access To Common Text And Formatting Commands.
The Size Of A Font, Measured In Points.
Bottom of document -- holds information that appears on all pages of the document
To Arrange Or Enhance The Contents Of A Document.
Repeats Or Copies Format Commands.
Pictures, sounds, or videos that can be inserted into a document.
Grammar Error/Spacing Error.
Graphical User Interface - icons, toolbars, buttons,, options, pull-down menus with mouse or pointing device or any other graphical element that a user can click or drag in order to create a document or execute a program.
One who uses computer expertise to gain access to another's computer to get information illegally or do damage
Guiding points around an object or picture
A Printed Version Of A Document.
Hard Page Break
Separates Pages In A Document (Designated Separations). Breaks Where Typist Wants A New Page To Begin.
Printers, Devices (Touchable Devices).
Top of document -- holds information that appears on all pages of the document
Connects to Microsoft on-line for software questions and assistance
Position Of Text On A Line In Relation To The Left And Right Margins.
Letter represents a designated letter in a menu command or toolbar button that when pressed together with the Alt key, activates such command.
Hyperlink / Link
Text Or Graphic That Connects You To An Internet Location.
Changes Ragged Right Paragraph Edge To A More Even Paragraph Edge.
Mouse Pointer Shape. Resembles The Uppercase Letter I.
AKA - Picture; Used As A Shortcut.
Device(s) that allows the inputting of data into a computer - keyboard, microphone, scanner, bar code reader, etc.
The Flashing Vertical Line That Indicates Where The Next Action Will Occur In An On-Screen Document.
World-Wide Network Of Computers.
graphic/picture file -- can be up to 98% smaller than actual document
Pop-Up Letter That Identifies The Access Key(S) For A Command.
A Keyboard Stroke To Perform Computer Actions Quickly.
Horizontal Display Of Document.
Text Aligned At The Left Margin.
Line of type
area between margins where text and/or graphics is/are placed
The Amount Of White Space Between Lines Of Text In A Paragraph.
Document In Final Form For Distribution.
Amount Of White Space Between The Text And Edge Of The Page On All Four Sides.
To Enlarge A Window So That It Fills The Entire Screen.
Computer chips where processing, program instructions, and documents are stored.
A List Of Commands Or Choices,
Tool Bar that Displays Program Options; Leads To Program Commands
"brain" of every computerized device
The Center Of A Line Of Type.
AKA - Floating Tool Bar -- A Toolbar That Displays In The Document Area When You Select Text, Provides Quick Access To Common Text And Formatting Commands.
To Hide A Window So That It Appears Only As A Button On The Taskbar.
Main circuit board of the computer, contains the CPU, memory, expansion slots, bus, video controllers. AKA - The system board.
A Device That Allows You To Select And Point At Items On A Computer Screen.
A Marker On The Screen That Moves In Response To A Mouse Or Touchpad And Tells Where The Next Action Will Occur. This Often Changes Shape Depend On The Action.
selected text that does not directly follow in a line
Characters Such As A Tab, Space, Or Enter Mark That Appear On A Document Screen, But Do Not Print To A Hard Copy Of A Document.
Operating Systems Software
Master control program that allows computer to work - manages hardware devices, disk file systems, and makes application software run.
Device that allows the viewing, printing, or hearing of data - monitor, speaker, printer.
Page Set Up
Controls The Appearance Of The Document - Margins, Orientation, Page Size; Vertical Alignment, Etc.; Quick Command - D/C On Margin Area Of Ruler Bar.
Color Or Formatting Selections
Paragraph Spacing/AKA Line Spacing
The Amount Of White Space Between Paragraphs.
Paragraph Mark - Nonprinting Character That Shows Where An Enter Key Has Been Pressed.
To Insert Material From The Clipboard Into A Document.
portable document format
A device or unit that is separate the CPU, but must be connected to it to it to be used such as a monitor, keyboard, modem, printer, microphone, etc.
Personal Business Document
Used To Communicate Information Between An Individual And A Business.
Device That Allows Control Of The Movement Of The Screen Pointer. (Mouse is most common).
Location on hardware where peripherals are attached
Tall Page Format; Short Side Up.
soft cop preview of a document for review before printing
Procedure to convert raw data into useful information.
Symbols That Indicate Where Revisions Are Required.
Quick Access Tool Bar
Tool Bar that allows fast/quick access to an icon and it's function—Defaulted by user.
Standard keyboard arrangement. QWERTY are the first six letters on the top left side of a keyboard.
Temporary memory that holds data and programs while they are being used.
A Filed Opened, But Cannot Be Edited Or Revised --Must Be Saved As Another Name In Order To Make Revisions.
Shut down and restart a computer to adjust interior
To Return A Minimized Window To Its Previous Size And Position On The Window Screen.
A Screen Element That Displays Buttons For Accessing Office Features And Commands.
Tabs At The Top Of Each Ribbon Indicates Category Of Ribbon
Extention on ribbons that allow selection of ribbon category.
Text Aligned At The Right Margin.
Read only memory that stores programs and instructions and the computer start.
On screen rulers that display position of lines, tab stops, margins and other parts of a document. (Access by View tab or icon).
A Font With Straight Edges.
To Store Any Changes Made To Existing File.
To Store A File With A Name.
A Box Containing Information Regarding An Icon Or Button When The Mouse Is Placed Over The Icon Or Button.
Font That Looks Like Handwriting.
To go Through The Displayed Areas Of A Document Up, Down, Left Or Right.
Used in order to go Through The Displayed Areas Of A Document Up, Down, Left Or Right.
A Wheel On Some Point Devices Used To Navigate Through The Document On The Screen.
To Highlight Or Mark Text For Action.
Invisible Bar To The Left Margin Area Of Document.
Font With Curved Or Extended Edges.
AKA Context Menu
Displays When You Right Click An Item.
Used to view all formatting used within a document. Formatting commands are non-printing.
Shrink To Fit
Makes Document Smaller To Fit On A Page(s).
Features That Allows Action Without Having To Open Another Application To Order To Complete Action.
Document, text, or graphic on a computer screen
Soft Page Break
Document Wraps To Next Page (Page Wrap).
Automatic Line Return (Word Wrap).
Programs That Provide The Instructions For A Computer Or Other Hardware Device.
Software Suite - Integrated Software - Common Features Making It Easy To Share Data Or Operate Software.
To Organize Items Into A Specified Order.
Key That Launches All Computer Programs And Computer's Capabilities.
On Screen bar that displays status of document parts or application such as page number, line number, words in document, ruler location, etc.
A Menu That Is Displayed When You Select A Command On Another Menu.
A Shape That Can Be Placed In A Document.
A Measurement Of Space The Insertion Point Advances When You Press The Tab Key.
Where A Tab Advances To And Stops.
Bar Along The Windows Display That Shows Open Programs Or Documents, The Start Button, And Other Information.
A Window That Displays Additional Options And Commands For Certain Features.
The use of science to solve practical problems -- computers to gadgets
To work from a location outside a business with the help of computers, cell pone, fax machines, and Internet
A standard pre-formatted layout for a document which may contain a color scheme, font scheme, pictures, and preset margins
A Box In Which Text Or Graphics Can Be Inserted And Placed In A Document.
Listing Of Words With Synonyms And Antonyms,
Small view of active document or/ screen
To Arrange Windows So That They Do Not Overlap On Screen.
Bar That Gives The Name Of A Document And The Program Being Used To Create Or Edit It.
Turns Key On; Turns Key Off.
Row Of Buttons Used To Select Features And Commands.
Tools that appear in the program and document bar when working with certain applications such as Word Art, Tables, Pictures, etc. Once an item has been placed into a document, such as Word Art, the user then uses the tools in the tool box to edit or work with the information.
Universal service bus (peripheral attachment device)
Identifies The User To A System.
The Position Of Text In Relation To The Top And Bottom Margins.
Program intentionally designed to cause annoyance or damange to computer hardware or software
Software For Locating And Viewing Information On The Internet (Explorer, Netscape Navigator).
On-Screen Area Where A Program Or Document Is Displayed.
Automatic Line Return (Aka Soft Return).
World Wide Web
System For Finding Information On The Internet Through The Use Of Linked Documents.
What You See Is What You Get.
Zoom: Zoom In/Zoom Out
Increased/Decreased View Of Document. See More