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application software

consists of programs designed to make users more productive and/or assist them with personal tasks


small symbol displayed on the screen that moves as a user moves the mouse


an on-screen work area that has a graphical user interface in the windows vista operating system


small image displayed on the screen that represents a program, a document, or some other object


a named collection of stored data, instructions, or information


When you click Paint in the Accessories list, Windows Vista loads the Paint program instructions from the computer's hard disk into ____


contains a list of commands from which a user makes selections


instruction that causes a program to perform a specific action


a rectangular area of the screen that displays data and info

title bar

on the top of a window, a horizontal space that contains windows name

title bar of document window

usually displays document's file name

dialog box

window that provides information, presents available options, or requests a response.

business software

assists people in becoming more effective and efficient while performing their daily business activities

font style

such as bold, italic, and underline in the accompanying figure, adds emphasis to a font.


such as Cambria and Calibri in the accompanying figure, is a name assigned to a specific design of characters.

font size

such as 12-point and 28-point in the accompanying figure, indicates the size of characters in a particular font

word processing software

allows users to create and manipulate documents containing mostly text and sometimes graphics

clip art

collection of electronic drawings, photos, and other images that can be inserted into documents

spelling checker

word processing software which reviews the spelling of individual words, sections of a document, or the entire document


A single point is about ____ of an inch in height.

spreadsheet software

software that allows users to organize data in rows and columns and perform calculations on the data


what the rows and column collectively are when using spreadsheet software

when u save a document

the computer transfers the document from memory to a storage medium.

printing a document

the computer sends a copy of the document to a medium such as paper.


intersection of a column and row in a worksheet


a number that can be used in calculations in worksheet cells


performs calculations on data in worksheet and displays resulting value in cell

> 17 billion

the # of cells most worksheets can have

what-if analysis tools

users can change certain values in a spreadsheet to reveal the effects of those changes.


entered in cell and IDs worksheet data and helps organize it


collection of data organized in a manner that allows access, retrieval, and use of that data.

database software

allows users to create, access, and manage a database


request for specific data from a database.

presentation software

allows users to create visual aids for presentations to communicate ideas, messages, and other information to a group

thumbnail versions

available of all slides to help organize presentation (similar to how 35mm slides look on photographers light table

note taking software

enables users to enter typed text, handwritten comments, drawings, or sketches anywhere on a page and then save the page as part of a notebook.


application software that includes an appointment calendar, address book, notepad, and other features to help users organize personal information

software suite

collection of individual programs sold as a single package.

PIM functionality

included in most mobile devices

2 popular software suites

microsoft office 2007 and apple iWork

project management software

allows a user to plan, schedule, track, and analyze the events, resources, and costs of a project.

accounting software

enables users to write and print checks, track checking account activity, and update and reconcile balances on demand.
helps companies record and report their financial transactions.

adobe photoshop

example of photo editing software for pros

document management software

provides a means for sharing, distributing, and searching through documents by converting them into a format that can be viewed by any user

adobe illustrator

example of paint/image editing software for pros

adobe inDesign

example of desktop publishing software for pros

Autodesk AutoCAD

ex of comp-aided design software

Adobe Dreamweaver

ex of web page authoring software

Adobe Audition

example of video and audio editing software for the professional

3D CAD programs

allow designers to rotate designs of 3-D objects to view them from any angle.

DTP software

sophisticated type of application software that assists a professional user in creating engineering, architectural, and scientific designs.

Professional DTP software

ideal for the production of high-quality color documents such as textbooks, corporate newsletters, marketing literature, product catalogs, and annual reports.

pag layout

process of arranging text and graphics in a document on a page-by-page basis.

DTP software includes a color LIBRARY

which is a standard set of colors used by designers and printers to ensure that colors will print exactly as specified

Paint software

allows users to draw pictures, shapes, and other graphical images with various on-screen tools such as a pen, brush, eyedropper, and paint bucket.

image editing software

provides the capabilities of paint software and also includes the ability to enhance and modify existing images and pictures

video editing software

allows users to modify a segment of a video, called a clip

audio editing software

lets users modify audio clips and produce studio-quality sound tracks


included in audio editing software and are designed for enhance audio quality


Designers and graphic artists can print finished publications on a color printer, take them to a professional printer, or post them on the Web in a format that can be viewed by those without ____ software.

multimedia authoring software

allows users to combine text, graphics, audio, video, and animation into an interactive application

webpage authoring software

helps users of all skill levels create Web pages that include graphical images, video, audio, animation, and other special effects

personal finance software

simplified accounting program that helps home users and small office/home office users balance their checkbooks, pay bills, track personal income and expenses, set up budgets, manage home inventory, track investments, and evaluate financial plans.

online banking

offers access to account balances, provides bill paying services, and allows downloading of copies of monthly transactions and statements from the Web directly to a user's computer.

legal software

assists in the preparation of legal documents and provides legal information to individuals, families, and small businesses

tax prep software

guides individuals, families, or small businesses through the process of filing federal taxes.

paint software

allows users to draw pictures, shapes, and other graphical images with various on-screen tools.

image editing software

provides the capabilities of adjusting or enhancing image colors, adding special effects such as shadows and glows, and the like.

Home design/landscaping software

homeowners use this to assist with the design, remodeling, or improvement of a home, deck, or landscape.

reference software

provides valuable and thorough information for all individuals.

educational software

teaches particular skill

entertainment software

for personal computers includes interactive games, videos, and other programs designed to support a hobby or provide amusement and enjoyment.


needed by blog author to create/maintain a blog

web-based help

provides updates and more comprehensive resources to respond to technical issues about software.

web-based training

type of CBT (computer-based training) that uses Internet technology and consists of application software on the Web


delivery of education via some electronic method such as the Internet, networks, or CDs/DVDs

Distance learning (DL)

delivery of education at one location while the learning takes place at other locations.

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