Computer Literary Basics Chapter One-Lesson Seven

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bitmapped graphics

images created with a matrix of computer elements

cell

one intersection of a row and a column in a table

database

collection of related information organized for rapid search and retrieval

datasheet

database table that stores subject-based data; a primary object in a database.

field

in Access, a single piece of database information, such as a first name, a last name, or a telephone number; in Word, an indication of a location in which variable text or data can be inserted.

multimedia

use of text, graphics, audio, and video in some combination to create an effective means of communication and interaction

object

discrete item that provides a description of virtually anything known to a computer.

object linking and embedding (OLE)

technology developed by Microsoft that lets you create a document or object in one program and then link and/or embed that data into another program

presentation software

software that is used to create and edit information to present in an electronic slide show format.

primary key

unique identifier of each record in an Access table.

query

database object which enables you to locate multiple records matching a specified criteria.

record

group of related fields in a database, such as all the contact information for an individual.

spreadsheet

grid of rows and columns into which you enter text data (i.e., surnames, cities, states) and numerical data (i.e.,dates, currency, and percentages)

table

datasheet that stores subject-based data. It is a primary object an Access database.

text editor

basic word processing application

utility program

systems software that perform tasks related to managing the computer's resources, file management, diagnostics, and other specialized chores.

vector graphics

graphic that use points, lines, curves, and shapes based on mathematical equations to represent images.

word processing software

software used to prepare text documents such as letters, reports, flyers, brochures, and books.

workbook

where worksheets are stored; a workbook contains one or more worksheets

worksheets

spreadsheet in Excel, consisting of a grid of rows and columns containing numbers, text, and formulas.

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