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align
to line up objects or text on a page, either vertically or horizontally
body text
the main part of the writing in a
document other than headings
bookmark
a device to name a location or a
selection of text so that it can be identified for future reference
border
edge of document, object or image; line placed around any of these
bullet
symbol used to indicate start of list item
clipboard
section in memory to temporarily store items
clipboard viewer
pane to the right of screen used
to access the contents of the clipboard
column
a division of a page into vertical sections; a set of vertical cells in a table
combine
join two different documents, or
different versions of the one document, into one
compare
a function used to look at different
versions of the same document at the same time, with the differences highlighted
context menu
a multiple choice list of possible
actions activated by right mouse click
controls
devices such as command buttons, list boxes, and dialog boxes that can be added to a document to improve functionality
copy
to take a replica of text or an object and
place it on the clipboard
cross reference
a direction to the reader to
another part of a document
cut
to remove text or an object and place it on the clipboard
data entry form
a document with locations
(usually controls) for the user to enter data
default
preset standard value
dialog
a pop up window in which the user can make choices e.g. print dialogue
document
a word processed file
drop-down menu
a multiple choice list of possible
actions activated by clicking on a down arrow
edit
to make changes to a document
encrypt
encode the contents of a document to limit access; usually password protected
field, field code
a placeholder that can be
replaced by different values
font
a collection of typefaces of the same family of characters
footer
text that is repeated at the bottom of every page
form letter
a document with placeholders that
can be filled by different values usually read from a
table or external source
format
to change the appearance of text, objects or page layout
fully justified
text aligned with both left and right
margins
graphic
any image, picture or other non-text
object such as lines or Word Art
gutter
a spacing at the inside edge of a page to allow for binding
handles
points on the edge of an outlining box used to resize an image or area
hanging indent
a body of text where all except
the first line is indented in from the margin
header
text that is repeated at the top of every page
highlighted
selected text or other object
hyperlink
a device to provide a connection to a location in the same document or in a different document
icon
a small picture used to represent an action that is initiated by clicking on it
in line
where a graphic device is treated as text for formatting purposes
indent
to move text in from the margin(s) of a page or column
indent marker
the device on the ruler to show the
indentation of text
index
an alphabetical list of key terms from a document with identifying page numbers
insertion point
the point in a document where
text will be entered
justified
text aligned with both left and right
margins (also fully justified)
landscape
sideways orientation of a page
layout
the arrangement of objects or elements on a page
left justified
text aligned to left margin only
macro
a means of carrying out tasks by recording the steps used, and then playing them back whenever needed
mail merge
data from a source, such as a table,
replaces fields in the text of a form letter to produce a series of "personalized" letters
margins
white space left around the edges of a page
menu
a multiple choice list of possible actions
merge field
a placeholder in a form letter used to specify where replacing text is to be positioned
mini toolbar
a set of buttons that appears over
the insertion point when text or a graphic is selected
move
to take text or an object from one place to another
orphan
text with its heading isolated on the
previous page
outline
the headings used to plan, organised, and rearrange a document
pane
a sub-window used to display information or possible actions
paragraph
a body of text that will hold the same alignment and spacing formation
paragraph mark
an indicator for the end of a body of text that holds formatting information for that text
paste
to copy from the clipboard to the insertion point
PDF
portable document format; a way to save a document that preserves its formatting and layout so that it will display faithfully on different
platforms
portrait
vertical orientation of a page
preview
to look at how something will appear before committing to a change or to printing
protection
encrypting a document to prevent
unauthorized access, or setting its properties to read only to prevent unauthorized changes to it
ribbon
the graphical command interface used in Office 07-13 applications
rule
the technical term for a printable line
San serif font
typeface without serifs
select
to use a mouse to highlight text or an object
serif
the small marks or lines on the ends of letters in some typefaces
show/hide button
icon used to reveal or conceal
non-printing characters (toggle action)
style
a pre-set format that can be applied to text
tab
pre-set spacing; also set of groups of commands arranged on the ribbon
template
an outline or framework for a document that has been prepared in advance, used to save time preparing documents that are used
frequently, or to provide consistency of presentation
text boundary
the part of a page inside the
margins; indicator for this area
text box
a graphic device used to contain writing
toolbar
a collection of icons used for a similar purpose or task
typeface
the shape of printable characters; also known as font
views
the various ways a page in a word
processor can be presented to the user
white space
any part of a document that does not have text or other objects e.g. margins, between columns or paragraphs
widow
a heading that appears at the bottom of a page with the text it is the heading for on the next page
word processor
an application used to develop
and present documents
wrap (text wrap)
to move words that spill over the edge of a page or text boundary on to the nextline
zoom
the moving closer or farther away from objects on a page by apparently increasing or
decreasing their size.
tab
pre-set spacing; also set of groups of commands arranged on the ribbon