Arkansas Computer Technology: Introduction Unit 2

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Glossary terms for Unit 2

Active cell

a selected cell in a worksheet

Alignment

describes how text is positioned between the left and right margins on a page - left, center, right, or justified

Cell

the intersection of a single row and a single column

Chart

a graphical representation of worksheet or table data

Clipart

prepared pictures and other artwork you can insert into a document

Clipboard

a temporary storage area for text and/or graphics that are to be cut or copied and then pasted to another location

Column

in a worksheet, columns run down the screen vertically and are identified by a letter across the top of the grid

Copy

to duplicate a selection, file, folder, etc., so that you can place it in another position or location

Crop

to trim a graphic

Cut

to remove text or graphics from a document, and place it on the clipboard

Database

a collection of related information organized for rapid search and retrieval

Default

a setting that is automatically used unless another option is chosen

Delete

remove the character from the right of the insertion point

Desktop Publishing

the process of using a computer to combine text and graphics to create an attractive document

Document

a data file in a software application

Edit

to change an existing document

Entry

data entered into a cell

Field

a single piece of information in a database

Field selector

a small box or bar that you click to select a column in a table in a database

Font

the general shape and style of a set of characters

Footer

text and/or graphics appearing at the bottom of each page of a document

Formulas

equations used to calculate values in a spreadsheet cell

Graphics

items other than text including photos, clip art, and drawing objects

Grammar checker

checks each sentence in the document, and points out grammatical errors, such as subject and verb agreement, sentence fragments, sentence structure, sentence length, and punctuation.

Gridlines

nonprinting lines that display on the screen to show the boundary lines of a table

Header

text and/or graphics appearing at the top of each page in a document

I-beam

the shape the mouse pointer takes when it is positioned on text in a document

Mathematical functions

perform calculations that you could do using a scientific calculator

Merge

to combine multiple cells into a single cell, usually to create a title or informational text for the worksheet

Orientation

determines whether your document will be lengthwise or crosswise on a sheet of paper

Overtype mode

in this mode, new text replaces existing characters

Paste

to place text or graphics from the clipboard into a document

Presentations

slide shows created using special graphics application software that can be displayed on screen or projected using a projector attached to a computer

Preview

allows the document to be viewed in full page format to check the layout prior to printing

Query

enables you to locate multiple records matching a specified criteria in a single action

Range

a selected group of cells

Record

a group of fields in a database

Report

a database object that allows you to organize, summarize, and print all or a portion of the data in a database

Row

in a worksheet rows across the screen horizontally and are identified by numbers at the left of the grid

Save

to store a document file on a disk or other storage medium

Scroll

to move (using scroll boxes or scroll arrows) through a list, a block of text, a document, or any display larger than the current window or screen

Sizing handles

small squares or circles surrounding a graphic or object, indicating that it is selected

Slide design

specifies a color scheme, text format, background, bullet style, and graphics for all the slides in a powerpoint presentation

Slide layout

the way text and objects are arranged on a presentation slide

Slide master

a template used to make uniform changes to slide characteristics such as background color, repeated graphics or text, font, and text color

Sorting

the process of creating a list organized on a specific criterion

Spell checker

the process of checking the spelling of words in a document against a dictionary of known words and offering advice on how to make corrections

Spreadsheet

an organized table of financial or other numerical information

Table

a file in a relational database management systems or information arranges in rows and columns so readers can easily understand the information

Template

a file that contains formatting and text that you can customize to create a new document similar to, but slightly different from, the original

Thesaurus

a feature in word processing software that allows you to quickly find alternative words or synonyms for a word in your document

Toggle

use the same procedure to turn an option on or off

Transitions

determine the changes in the display that occur as you move from one presentation slide to another

Value

a single piece of numeric data used in the calculations of a worksheet

View

example normal view, print layout view, web layout view, reading layout view and outline view

Word Processing

software you use to prepare text documents such as letters, reports, flyers, brochures, and books

Word wrap

text automatically moves to the next line when it reaches the right margin

Workbook

a collection of related worksheets

Worksheet

a grid of rows and columns containing numbers, text, and formulas

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