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DC3 - Application Software

Terminology flashcards for Chapter 3 - Application Software in the Discovering Computers: Fundamentals section of the CIS 110 text for Johnston Community College.
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accounting software
Software that helps companies record and report their financial transactions.
application software
Program designed to make users more productive and/or assist them with personal tasks.
audio editing software
Application software that allows a user to modify audio clips, produce studio-quality soundtracks, and add audio to video clips.
business software
Application software that assists people in becoming more effective and efficient while performing their daily business activities.
button
Graphical element that is activated to cause a specific action to occur.
click
The act of moving the mouse pointer to a button and then pressing and releasing a button on the mouse (usually the left mouse button).
clip art
Collection of electronic drawings, photos, and other images.
clip art/image gallery
A collection of clip art and photos included with application software.
command
Instruction on a menu that causes a program to perform a specific action.
computer-aided design (CAD) software
Sophisticated type of application software that assists a professional user in creating engineering, architectural, and scientific designs.
computer-based training (CBT)
Type of education in which students learn by using and completing exercises with instructional software. Also called computer-aided instruction (CAI).
create
To enter text or numbers, insert images, and perform other tasks with a document using an input device such as a keyboard, mouse, or digital pen.
custom software
Software that performs functions specific to a business or industry, developed by a user or at a user's request.
database
Collection of data organized in a manner that allows access, retrieval, and use of that data.
database software
Application software used to create, access, and manage a database; add, change, and delete data in the database; sort and retrieve data from the database; and create forms and reports using the data in the database.
desktop
On-screen work area that has a graphical user interface.
desktop publishing (DTP) software
Application software used by professional designers to create sophisticated documents that can contain text, graphics, and many colors.
distance learning (DL)
Delivery of education at one location while the learning takes place at other locations.
document management software
Application software that provides a means for sharing, distributing, and searching through documents by converting them into a format that can be viewed by any user.
e-learning
Short for electronic learning; delivery of education via some electronic method such as the Internet, networks, or optical discs.
edit
To make changes to the existing content of a document.
educational software
Application software that teaches a particular skill.
entertainment software
Application software, such as interactive games, videos, and other programs designed to support a hobby or provide amusement and enjoyment.
file
Named collection of stored data, instructions, or information.
font
Name assigned to a specific design of characters.
font size
Size of the characters in a particular font.
font style
Font design, such as bold, italic, and underline, that can add emphasis to a font.
format
To change a document's appearance.
freeware
Copyrighted software provided at no cost to a user by an individual or a company that retains all rights to the software.
home design/landscaping software
Application software that assists users with the design, remodeling, or improvement of a home, deck, or landscape.
icon
Small image displayed on a computer screen that represents a program, a document, or some other object.
image editing software
Application software that provides the capabilities of paint software and also includes the capability to enhance and modify existing images and pictures.
legal software
Application software that assists in the preparation of legal documents and provides legal information to individuals, families, and small businesses.
malware
Short for malicious software; programs that act without a user's knowledge and deliberately alter a computer's operations.
menu
Item on the computer screen that contains a list of commands from which a user can make selections.
multimedia authoring software
Software that allows users to combine text, graphics, audio, video, and animation in an interactive application and that often is used for computer-based training and Web-based presentations.
note taking software
Application software that enables users to enter typed text, handwritten comments, drawings, or sketches anywhere on a page.
online Help
Electronic equivalent of a user manual that usually is integrated in a program.
open source software
Software provided for use, modification, and redistribution.
packaged software
Mass-produced, copyrighted retail software that meets the needs of a wide variety of users, not just a single user or company.
paint software
Application software that allows users to draw pictures, shapes, and other graphical images with various on-screen tools. See also illustration software.
PDF
Portable Document Format. A popular file format used by document management software to save converted documents.
personal DTP (desktop publishing) software
Application software that helps home and small office/ home office users create newsletters, brochures, advertisements, postcards, greeting cards, letterhead, business cards, banners, calendars, logos, and Web pages
personal finance software
Simplified accounting program that helps home users or small office/home office users manage finances.
personal information manager (PIM)
Application software that includes features to help users organize personal information.
personal paint/image editing software
Application software that provides an easy-to-use interface, usually with more simplified capabilities that allows users to draw pictures, shapes, and other images.
personal photo editing software
Application software that allows users to edit digital photos by removing red-eye, erasing blemishes, restoring aged photos, adding special effects, enhancing image quality, or creating electronic photo albums.
photo management software
Application software that allows users to view, organize, sort, catalog, print, and share digital photos.
pointer
Small symbol displayed on a computer screen whose location and shape changes as a user interacts with a mouse or other pointing device.
presentation software
Application software that allows a user to create visual aids for presentations to communicate ideas, messages, and other information to a group.
print
Placing the copy of a document on paper or some other medium.
professional photo editing software
Type of image editing software that allows photographers, videographers, engineers, scientists, and other high-volume digital photo users to edit and customize digital photos.
project management software
Application software that allows a user to plan, schedule, track, and analyze the events, resources, and costs of a project.
public-domain software
Free software that has been donated for public use and has no copyright restrictions.
reference software
Application software that provides valuable and thorough information for all individuals.
save
To transfer a document from a computer's memory to a storage medium.
shareware
Copyrighted software that is distributed at no cost for a trial period.
software suite
Collection of individual programs available together as a unit.
spreadsheet software
Application software that allows a user to organize data in rows and columns and to perform calculations on the data.
system software
Software that serves as the interface between the user, the application software, and the computer's hardware.
tax preparation software
Application software that is used to guide individuals, families, or small businesses through the process of filing federal taxes.
title bar
Horizontal space, located at the top of a window, that contains the window's name.
travel and mapping software
Application software that enables users to view maps, determine route directions, and locate points of interest.
video editing software
Application software that allows a user to modify a segment of video, called a clip.
Web app
Web site that allows users to access and interact with software from any computer or device that is connected to the Internet.
Web application
Web site that allows users to access and interact with software through a Web browser on any computer or device that is connected to the Internet. See also Web app.
Web page authoring software
Software used to create Web pages that include graphical images, video, audio, animation, and other special effects with interactive content.
Web-based training
Computer-based training that uses Internet technology and consists of application software on the Web.
window
Rectangular area of a computer screen that displays data or information.
word processing software
One of the more widely used types of application software; allows a user to create and manipulate documents containing mostly text and sometimes graphics. See also word processor.
worksheet
Rows and columns used to organize data in a spreadsheet.